Songa Village used $2000 in January, 2022 to Start a Goat Herd. This project helped 2512 people across 486 households. Songa contributed 10% ($200), materials, and labor.

Project complete!

$2000 raised, $0 to go

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Songa wants a herd of goats to solve persistent problems caused by poverty.

Community Problem: Songa Village wants to increase household incomes. Goats will help increase agricultural income by generating manure to fertilize crops, nourish families with meat protein during meals, and allow families to pay expenses like school fees by selling goat offspring.

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: generous donors and Songa Village, Mangochi, Malawi

Outcome: livestock assets for the village

Jun 2021
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Jun 2021
Project Posted
Oct 2021
Project Funded
Jan 2022
Project Completed
Field Officer Macford Chinonga

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

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Change in Development Score:
Songa Village v. Control Villages
Dollars Invested in Projects in
Songa 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:
Songa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
Change in Agricultural Production:
Songa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
Change in Livestock Holdings:
Songa Village v. Control Villages
*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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