Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya

A microproject by The Advocacy Project
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya
Donate 50 Heifers and End Tribal Conflict in Kenya

Summary

Children Peace Initiative Kenya (CPI) resolves conflict between pastoralists in northwest Kenya by developing friendships between their children and building on this to resolve interethnic conflict. This project will pair 100 families from the Samburu and Pokot tribes whose children have formed strong friendships at CPI camps, and provide the families with cows. The families will raise the cows together, thus reinforcing friendships and creating an economic incentive for sustained peace.

$7,317
total raised
65
donors
0
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
4
years

Challenge

The development of markets, agriculture, and basic services in northwest Kenya has been crippled by perennial violence between Samburu and Pokot pastoralists, whose livelihood and honor depend on livestock ownership. Tribal animosities and limited grazing space have fueled repeated cycles of violence, isolated villages, and perpetuated interethnic fear. Persistent drought in the region continues to devastate pastoralists' herds and threaten CPI's peace-building achievements.

Solution

The gift of a heifer can ease the economic burden on pastoralists by offering them the opportunity to breed up to six calves and earn much-needed supplemental income through the sale of milk. Indeed CPI has found that adding just one heifer can restore a herd and alleviate the stress of drought. By linking families through cows, the project will foster economic inter-dependence between the two tribes and give beneficiaries a real incentive to break the cycle of violence based on self-interest.

Long-Term Impact

The impact of a heifer on peace-building between the two tribes will produce long-term socio-economic advantages and help eradicate violence and cattle rustling. Through increased social interactions and economic incentives for peace, Samburu and Pokot villages will experience a transformation of attitudes and behavior that influences elders, promotes peace, dissuades warriors from conducting raids, and impacts at least 1,000 family members who will directly benefit from a heifer donation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

The Advocacy Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Iain Guest
Washington, DC United States

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