Strengthening our Congo Community with a Goat Bank

by Community Development Alliance

Summary

We want to organize our community around a 'goat bank' business: importing two Boer goats and cross breeding with local goats we will produce and share a high yield goat herd.
$764
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

97% of our people are engaged in rural subsistence farming but this yields very low production. So we have food insecurity and malnutrition among children, breast feeding and pregnant mothers. The Goat Bank Project targets one community - in Sabu parish. It will be a 'bank' because we will lend a goat to a trained person, requiring that person to repay with a goat. To work, this must be well organized and managed, also with good veterinary support.

Solution

The community will be organized in groups and offered opportunities in goat husbandry which will improve on the goats’ meat and milk production, build on banking system with goat as the currency and improve on family nutrition.

Long-Term Impact

The introduced Boer goats will improve on the quality and quantity of the local goats, ensure constant meat and milk supply, and achieve food security in the community and reduce malnutrition, increase household income, while learning business skills

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.easterncongo.net/​
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Organization Information

Community Development Alliance

Location: Nebbi, East Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.easterncongo.net/​
Project Leader:
Vincent Ulargiw
Project Leader
Nyalebbe, DRC Uganda

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