This is a revolving economic empowerment scheme intended to empower widows by giving a family a mature goat/sheep to rear. Beneficiaries will be selected through vulnerability selection criteria established by the project. The family will own the livestock but will give back to the project the first born goat/sheep to be distributed to other beneficiaries. The vulnerable families may need support to put up livestock shelter and in animal husbandry.
Activities under One Goat One Family are:
- -beneficiaries identification through home visits
- buy a mature animal for a widow
- animal shelter construction
- training on good animal husbandry
- support follow and documents success story
The rationale behind this project
“Small livestock intervention is particularly suitable for empowering youth and women economically, as it is not labour intensive. Due to low water needs, goats, sheep and poultry are the most appropriate livestock and also not susceptible to diseases and low feeding maintenance. Small livestock reproduce quickly and therefore support improved nutrition, which is critical for children as well as people infected with HIV and AIDS. Small livestock entail low individual costs, are good as a starter investment and require low level farming input, making them relevant for quick recovery for households whose households’ assets have been eroded through sales in response to general food shortages. Also small stocks are excellent resilience-building initiatives that can help women recover quickly from poverty. They serve as a form of savings and can be sold live or for meat. Young children benefit from improved nutrition through their products. Household assets also continue to increase as the animals reproduce at least twice per year, helping families to improve their livelihoods and food security”.
- Passionate and interested working with women and community
- Haa some knowledge and skills in organizing training on ways to start a business
- One who is able to interact and be in their level
- Knowledge on construction of house for animals
- Knowledge and interest in farming activities
- Ready to share and learn new ideas and practices.
- Able to live in a rural set and adapt easily