Send a Cow

Cows for Christmas

Cows can bring hope and a future to people living in the poorest parts of Africa. They provide milk to drink and sell, and manure which fertilises crops. Struggling farmers will be given training, support and resources to care for their own dairy cow, lifting families out of poverty for good.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (299717)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£27,321

Donations

105

    Categories

  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Thousands of families in Western Kenya and Uganda rely solely on agriculture to survive. But a lack of knowledge, skills and resources mean they suffer from extreme poverty and hunger – especially difficult for those living with HIV/AIDS. Despite their best efforts, many farmers struggle to grow enough food to feed their families. It’s not uncommon for them to eat just one meal a day. And they don’t have surplus to sell, making it difficult to pay for essentials like medicine and clothes

Solution

We believe in a hand-up, not a hand-out. That’s why Send a Cow provides farmers with training, tools, seeds and livestock to grow their own food. Dairy cows play a vital role in this approach. They provide farmers with nutritious milk to drink and sell and manure to grow crops. With training and new-found knowledge, farmers learn how to make the best use of their land, growing a variety of fruit and vegetables to eat and sell. This brings the family a vital income, lifting them out of pover

  • When I receive my cow, I will be able to construct a permanent house, feed and clothe my children and give them a good education. When I have enough money, I will buy more land and a motorbike so I can take my milk and vegetables to market more easily.

    — Nasimu

  • When I receive my cow, I will be able to construct a permanent house, feed and clothe my children and give them a good education. When I have enough money, I will buy more land and a motorbike so I can take my milk and vegetables to market more easily.

    — Nasimu