Kamenya Village used $2000 in January, 2021 to Start a Goat Herd. This project helped 392 people across 97 households. Kamenya contributed 10% ($200), materials, and labor.

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Kamenya wants a herd of goats to solve persistent problems caused by poverty. Most residents live on less than $1.25 per day.

Community Problem: Kamenya Village is very poor. Most residents grow cassava (not corn) as a staple food due to sandy, low-quality soil. Lack of agricultural productivity leads to low family incomes. Kamenya decided to start goat šŸfarming to improve livelihoods and increase educational opportunities. Most teens do not attend secondary school due to an inability to pay school fees.

Community Solution: Raise a herd of 35 goats. Breed the goats over time to expand the herd and share billygoats throughout the community. Livestock in general is a driver of increased income in rural communities, and mature goats fetch good money on the open market. This project will build capacity in a community that has invested its resources to cover labor, materials, and 10% in cash.

Partners: National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: livestock assets for the entire village

Jun 2019
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Jun 2019
Project Posted
Dec 2020
Project Funded
Jan 2021
Project Completed
Field Officer Wedson Kondowe

Email: wedson@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265994207245 or +265888661301

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

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