In Kianga Village, Malawi, many families are farmers that rely on their crops for food and income. However, with the increasing dry spells in the area, many crops are failing.
Through the ‘Goat pass-it-on scheme’, Oxfam is able to help farming families have a varied and reliable income. A goat can produce up to six kids a year that can be sold, provide manure to improve crops and produce milk. A family that receives a goat returns the first born kid so that someone else in their community can then benefit.
Luka and his family received a goat from Oxfam, he says, "I was happy to receive the goats as I was facing many problems due to climate change. I am hoping to get more from this livestock. In this area crops may fail but livestock won’t. Through the pass on scheme more people in the community will benefit.”
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