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Soroti Uganda 2018
Follow-up august 2018
Follow-up december 2018
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Goat rearing

Location:             Katine, 29 kms from Soroti town, East Uganda

Project leadtime: 6 months

Requestor:          James Alemu, coordinator, on behalf of Hands for Children

Description of the project:

Goats are quickly maturing animals, easy to breath at low cost and low in maintenance. The project will provide 40 goats to 40 children to raise at home to create an income and to support their education. Hands for Children support 200 orphans and vulnerable children. By this multiplication they strive to offer every child a goat within 2 years. A goat stable will be constructed with 10 goats as demonstration site for the beneficiaries and the local community. Goats are used for milk and meat, and the skin for fabrics, shoes and house mats. The drops and urine will be used as manure.

Objectives:

  • Train the beneficiaries in goat rearing
  • Provide a goat as income source so families can afford school fees, scholastic materials, uniforms, medicines, basic needs,…
  • Reduce malnutrition

Beneficiaries:

  • 200 orphans and vulnerable children who are included in extended families
  • Extended families who have space and a shelter for goat rearing

Budget: Total budget of 3.400 €

Description

Unit price (Uganda Shillings)

Amount

Total price (Uganda Shillings)

Female goats

178.000

45

8.010.000

Male goats

250.000

5

1.250.000

Medication

 

3 months

   600.000

Shelter

 

1

5.330.000

Total

 

 

15.190.000

Risks:

There are no risk in keeping goats. On topic there are no religious taboos neither against goat rearing and neither on the meat consumption.

Attached documents:

  • Introduction to hands for children (hands4children)
  • Detailed project proposal and budgeting

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Follow-up of the project

Date:                August 18th 2018
 
Name project: Project 85: Goat rearing

General status:

The project started very smooth and is close to ending the implementation phase. 46 vulnerable children and 1 widow with 6 orphans were selected since the number of goats was limited to 50. Each child was asked to keep the goat for multiplication or breeding purpose. At the time of giving each child was given a chance to select a goat of choice.

Progress since last status report:

  1. Hands for children staff trained 46 orphans and vulnerable children and their households in goats rearing and management
  2. Procured and distributed 50 goats to 46 orphans in Katine sub county, Soroti-district. 10 goats are housed in a goats stable for one widow with 6 orphans, as demonstration site
  3. Procured drugs and treated 50 goats (vaccination and de-worming by a para-vet) for the project.

1 male goat still has to be purchased.

Financial status:

About 80% of the funding has been used in the project activities, in the purchase of goats, the building of goats stable, goats treatment, etc.  There are still a few areas to be completed.

Problems/concerns:

  1. The overwhelming number of the vulnerable children in the project area in Katine sub county - Soroti district  in Uganda
  2. High cost of goats.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

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Date:                December 4th 2018
 
Name project: Project 85: Goat Rearing

General status:

The project is progressing well. All goats supplied all are healthy. The children love their goats.  Those children who are at school take care of their goat when they come back from school and are taking them inside a shelter for the night. Some have constructed a grass thatched house to keep his/her goat.

Progress since last status report:

1. In general all the goats given are healthy; none has died. De-worming is done and the sick goats are treated. Those that were sick respond to treatment effectively.
2. The goats are receiving treatment in case any falls sick.
3. Some of the goats are in gestation period and about to produce kids.
4. The goats at the widows are all healthy as well. Routine spraying has been applied to control ticks.

Financial status

The budget for the project was 3.400 Euros. All funds were well spent   and accountability presented.

Problems/concerns:

The number of beneficiaries are still overwhelming so we did not have enough goats for all the children in the project. The projects need more goats if the finances can be available.
Routine spraying has been done to control ticks.
There is a need to build a children centre for more services extended to the children.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

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