Kela Village used $2000 in February, 2020 to start a goat herd. This project helped 2986 people across 736 households. Kela contributed $200, materials, and labor.

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

Community Problem: Kela Village is very poor and wants to raise goats for wealth generation. Residents often experience food shortages during the "hungry season," stretching from October to March. Lack of fertilizer is one reason why agricultural yields are low. Goats will help resolve this situation in two ways. First, goats are valuable assets that can be traded for money or food. Second, goats can increase agricultural yields because they produce manure that can fertilize crops growing in the fields.

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
Jan 2020
Project Funded
Feb 2020
Project Completed
Field Officer Macford Chinonga

Email: mmacford@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265995666910 or +265886118488

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Change in Development Score:
Kela Village v. Control Villages
Dollars Invested in Projects in
Kela 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:
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*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
Change in Business Activity:
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*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
Change in Lifestyle Upgrades:
Kela Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
Change in Agricultural Production:
Kela Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
Change in Livestock Holdings:
Kela Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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