Namowa Village used $2000 in March, 2023 to Start a Goat Herd. This project helped 2071 people across 378 households. Namowa contributed 10% ($200), materials, and labor.

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$2000 raised, $0 to go

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Namowa wants a herd of goats to solve persistent problems caused by poverty.

Community Problem: Namowa residents have low incomes and limited diets. The two are connected. Without money, residents cannot eat a healthy mix of proteins, oils, vitamins/minerals, and carbohydrates. Lack of money also leads to lack of education, healthcare, and farming inputs, driving people deeper into poverty.

Community Solution: Start a local herd of 35-40 female goats. Breed the goats over time (male breeding partners are easy to find) to expand the herd and share billygoats to low-income families throughout the community. The goats will help increase agricultural income by generating manure to fertilize crops, nourish families with meat protein during meals, and allow families to pay expenses like school fees by selling goat offspring. This project will build capacity in a community that has invested its resources to cover labor, materials, and 10% in cash.

Partners: generous donors and Namowa Village, Mulanje, Malawi

Outcome: livestock assets for the village

Feb 2023
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Feb 2023
Project Posted
Feb 2023
Project Funded
Mar 2023
Project Completed
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

Email: alfred@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265993625096 or +265881100106

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Change in Development Score:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
Dollars Invested in Projects in
Namowa Village (cumulative)

Change in Health Burden:
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*Scores based on # of waterborne illnesses, malaria cases, maternal deaths, and infant deaths per capita.
Change in Local Education:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
Change in Business Activity:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
Change in Lifestyle Upgrades:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
Change in Agricultural Production:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
Change in Livestock Holdings:
Namowa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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