Hands of Action Uganda launches program to
give dairy goats to needy families
We all know the old saying that begins, if you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day. But if you teach a man how to fish, you can feed him for a lifetime.
But in Bukibokolo … the fish are goats!
We believe giving people ownership of income generating projects will promote long term self-reliance and sustainability, breaking the cycle of poverty and aid-dependency. Giving people the tools they need to do this is just one of the projects initiated by the Uganda-based Randa United Farmers Group.
We will provide dairy goats and farming equipment to the most needy households in the region. We have identified the 150 most vulnerable households. With their dairy goats and basic farm tools, they can begin to earn a living. They’ll share their produce and pass on baby goats through a breeding program to the second tier of 300 households, and so on.
RUFG is assisting the local community deal with a raft of problems: the aftermath of devastating landslides in 2010 that killed more than 350 people; a HIV/AIDS epidemic that has created a generation of young orphans, education, and health care issues related to chronic poverty.
But we cannot do this without help. We are actively looking for international partners who can contribute to help us achieve our ambitions.