managed by D. KOSKEY (Communication)
JUMUIYA WOMEN GROUP (JWG) is a welfare group, registered in 2001 as a Community Based Organization (CBO). It is a women group with the objective of transforming rural lives through initiatives that increase incomes for rural women in Uasin- Gishu district, KENYA.
JWG recently founded a dairy goat initiative in North Rift that intends to promote dairy goat and her products by establishing the North Rift Dairy Goats Multiplication/Breeding centre. The centre will work with Moi University which will provide technical services as well as using it as a training centre for students.
The specific objectives of our dairy goats’ project are:
1. To operate a dairy goat multiplication centre
2. To promote and encourage the improvement of dairy goats thru selective breeding
3. To educate the public about the benefits and value of dairy goats
4. To foster and promote the exhibition of dairy goats at fairs and other shows
The farm will build a training centre and hostel facilities that will accommodate between 40 and 60 people at once. It will offer important courses om aspects of the goat rearing that include; fodder, housing, milking etc. can be demonstrated practically. Organised farmers groups of between 20 to 45 will be given a basic introduction to the following topics:
• Zero-grazing of goats
• Breeds of goats
• Suitable fodder
Goats’ give birth at an early age, thus making it possible for a peasant farmer to increase his herd and hence achieve a great population turnover. In the tropics, 3 kiddings are obtained in 2 years. Twinning is common in goats and sometimes they can give triplet births.
The project will scale up as follows:
1. 100 villages each with its own stud male
2. 3,000 farmers after 5 years, rising to 5,000 after 10 years
3. 3,000 crossbred females after 5 years, rising to 12,000 after 10 years
Budget: US$ 88,976
Yesterday was mothers day. We visited mothers who are living in the poor neighbourhoods of Uasin Gishu district with support of some of our friends.
We could help seeing mothers who have a desire to live dignified lives but because of abject poverty they cannot even feed their children for lack of food. Some of the mothers told us about the agony they continue experiencing everyday, whenever they cannot send their children to school. They have no one to turn to.
One of them said she is tired of knocking at neghbours homes, to borrow everything from food, to sugar and money for hospitalisation.
We came back with the resolve that we got to do something as an organisation to impove the lives and livelihoods of these lot of women.
In this respect we wold like to request you to join us in this crucial mission of reaching out to this women wiht the support of a dairy goat, for with one goat, they are able to get milk for home consulption and also to sell and get addtional income.
We intend to transform them from just being beggers to people who are taking their destiny in their hands. Thus we need your help to assist them
Thanks and kind regards