Nothing works faster than a cow to help a family break free of poverty and establish a sustainable productive livelihood. In KWDT self managed group, the women decide who should have a cow, provide training in husbandry and make micro finance available for part funding of the cost of the cow. The beneficiary undertakes to pay her share of the costs back over 3 years and passes any female calves back to the group for another women on the waiting list.
One cow £575.00
Local contribution (permit to transport,
fuel, loading ropes, etc) £ 57.50
construction of cow shed £172.50
Total cost £805.00
Income & Benefits
annual income of £172
1.5 litres of milk a day for family consumption and sale of surplus
clean energy from the production of biogas from dung and urine. Surpluses are sold
women and children freed from collecting fire wood gain up to 4 hours a day for backyard farming
slurry for fertilising organic vegetables which feed the family and produce up to £89 a year in income.