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 🐐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