Yelemiya Village used $2000 in January, 2020 to start a goat herd. This project helped 401 people across 101 households. Yelemiya contributed $200, materials, and labor.

Project complete!

$2000 raised, $0 to go

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

Community Problem: Yelemiya Village is located near Vinthukutu Forest in Northern Malawi 🇲🇼. Residents grow cassava and groundnuts, but have trouble advancing economically. Residents believe that goat 🐐farming offers a path out of poverty. Politicians and other organizations have promised Yelemiya help with goat farming, and have even collected registration fees from residents 💴, but nothing has come to fruition. The chief of Yelemiya believes that Village X will deliver.

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 2019
Project Funded
Jan 2020
Project Completed
Field Officer Wedson Kondowe

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

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

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