Chiadzwa Goat-breeding Project

21/06/2021

Gateway Zimbabwe Fellows as part of the Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress in Chiadzwa Village are embarking on a goat-breeding project, aimed at economically empowering members of their community.

Chiadzwa is home to Marange diamond fields which became the hot seat of mineral discovery from 2006-2009. In the face of mineral extraction, the community living in the area has experienced many challenges and conflicts.

Helping those in need

Gateway Zimbabwe Fellows in Chiadzwa Village are embarking on a goat-breeding project, aimed at economically empowering members of their community. Through improved food and nutritional security and better economic prospects for the project beneficiaries, the fellows envisage the emergence of a more united, self-reliant and peaceful community.

Starting with a group of 13 households, the project will involve the construction of a goat pen and the procurement of 14 goats. The project participants will receive training in goat breeding by animal husbandry experts. After breeding the first 14 goats, they intend on distributing the offspring to more households in the community, until every household is able to consume or sell goat milk and meat.

"I've realised how practical and possible making video proposals is, even for the most remote communities." Michar Kumalo, from Gateway Zimbabwe.

The Gateway Fellowship is an 18-month program by Gateway Zimbabwe. It involves five 5-day intensive modules to cultivate knowledge of social processes, inner work practices and nature observation, to be applied to social change and community engagement.
Gateway Zimbabwe is a co-creation of Kufunda, ORAP and Trust Africa with a purpose to catalyze agency, enhance social cohesion, build healthy communities and contribute to reweaving the social fabric of Zimbabwe.

To donate to this specific project, please visit: Chiadzwa Goat Breeding Project by Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress | GivenGain