Likoswe Village used $2000 in June, 2017 to Start a Goat Herd. This project helped 738 people across 187 households. Likoswe contributed 5% ($100), materials, and labor. Partner Friends of Malawi also made a generous financial contribution.

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

Community Problem: Likoswe residents have very low incomes and very 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, heath care, and farming inputs, driving people deeper into poverty.

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 5% in cash.

Partners: Friends of Malawi & National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: livestock assets for the entire village

Mar 2017
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Mar 2017
Project Posted
Apr 2017
Project Funded
Jun 2017
Project Completed
Field Officer Myson Jambo

Email: myson@villagex.org
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Change in Development Score:
Likoswe Village v. Control Villages
Dollars Invested in Projects in
Likoswe Village (cumulative)

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