Project Launch: 4-22-20
The Integrated Goat Pass-on Project will provide 24 goats to 12 households from Nyungwe community, who will later pass on the offspring to other community members. Participants will use the goat manure to produce organic fertilizer locally known as “Mbeya” which will be shared for use in their backyard gardens. Other members of the community will also benefit from the fertilizer which will enhance food security in the area. The goats will in the long run contribute to increased household assets which can be used to bridge economic gaps when sold.
Project Update: 7-1-20
The Integrated Goat pass-on project has completed the purchasing of 24 goats which have been distributed to 22 women and 2 men in the first cohort of the pass-on project. The participants have shown a lot of excitement and commitment to the project by contributing in kind resources to support effective implementation of the project. For the pilot project, the members of the community provided ropes for fastening the goats, hand washing materials and soaps, land, and seeds. The project is on track and is expected to end in August 2020, though due to the nature of the project, it shall continue indefinitely.
“As a single mum, I had no hope of how I will meet the cost of my children’s secondary school fees, but this goat after reproducing a number of times will make my kids’ education possible, Thanks to World Connect and WeLAF," Nifa Henry