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Hope Project

A rural African woman spends most of her time searching for firewood, some
walk for distances in search for the same. When she finally gather enough,
she bundle it up on her back. She gets home weary yet her whole family
looks up on her full of anticipation. The society has acknowledged this
fate as the woman continues to suffer silently. At the age of 50 years,
the women joints and back are all pain because of carrying heavy loads. My
bold idea is to change this trend utterly, by introducing biogas in every
household.
I plan to buy a cow –for 50 families to start with-which should be zero
grazed. The cow dung will be beneficial in various ways;
1. As manure which will be used for farming to feed the family and sell
the surplus. This will enable the family to send the children to school
and buy their basic needs
2, As biogas, the woman will be released from the burden of carrying
firewood .This will give her more time for herself, her family and her
farm
3. Other benefits of the cow are to provide the family with milk,which is
an important in our bodies since it gives calcium.They will also extra
income from excess milk
We will monitor the cows closely and arrange for artificial insemination
when the cow is on heat. The family will retain the first calf, but then
give the second calf to another needy family. This pyramid will go on
until entire village benefits.
I believe the project dubbed ” HOPE PROJECT “ give hope to the society

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Spreading Hope!

Hi Consolata,

This is such a wonderful and BOLD Idea! Your plan is so powerful, beneficial, sustainable, and yet so easy. It's amazing to think of what one cow can do for a woman, her family and the future of her children. I am so excited to see your bold idea a reality and the success stories of the women that benefit. So very BOLD!

Warm regards,
Jade

consolata's picture

Spreading HOPE.

What a great one jade? I pray that this will be an idea on the ground and which will see Women in the rural change their way of doing things. Thank God its Not a project that will involve alot of money. Lets spread Hope.

Matilda Moyo's picture

Wow and congratulations!

I think this is a great bold idea and I wish you all the success in implementing it. I can imagine the benefit to all those women!

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