In Kenya, it is traditionally believed that a farmer without livestock is not a farmer, but land size constraints now do not allow most farmers to keep big livestock like cows. G-BIACK has therefore taken an initiative of promoting small livestock production such as poultry, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.
“One Dairy Goat per Family” Project
G-BIACK has initiated a project dubbed “One Dairy Goat Per Family” targeting very poor families as well as those affected by HIV/AIDS. G-BIACK donates one goat to one farmer. After kidding, the farmer donates the first and second kids to two different farmers and the chain continues in that trend. When enough of our families own one or two goats, they will be empowered to form a cooperative where they shall package the milk and sell it commercially.
Advantages of goats:
Goats require only a small portion of land
They do not feed a lot
The milk is very nutritious as compared with cow milk
The milk boosts body immunity especially among the people living with HIV/AIDS
The sale of goat is profitable. The price of goats milk is triple that of cows