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Malawi: Escaping poverty with goats and chicken

A couple of goats or half a dozen chickens – small animals help sustainably. Milk and eggs are consumed, and what the animals leave behind fertilises the barren fields.

Animals are a great blessing for poor farming families. They provide food, and the valuable fertiliser helps their crops to thrive. What they do not consume themselves brings an additional small income. Animal husbandry is traditionally a women’s work, and they are the ones who manage the income. They often finance school fees, books and school uniforms for their children – almost unattainable without the additional income. It is important to have some savings as a nest egg to pay medication or a visit to the doctor.

The “new breeders” are not left alone with their animals – KOLPING is there to help with training on animal care and efficient farming, and veterinarians monitor the health of the animals on a regular basis. Animal husbandry is always a group project of a Kolping Family. As per tradition, the first kid or the first chicks are passed on to others. The Kolping principle is lived out here: individuals can only do well if the whole community does well.

With your donation, you can assist even more families to have animals! With just 80 euros, a family can receive two goats.

Keyword: PFO Kleinvieh Malawi


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