Projects

400 Goat Project

Overview:

 Help Kijani Forestry purchase 400 goats to create 10 jobs in Gulu, Uganda as part of a sustainable agricultural project to combat deforestation in East Africa. Kijani Forestry is planting trees and other diverse crops to create a healthy ecosystem that will provide a sustainable source of cooking fuel for Ugandans, and use these goats to clear the land, create jobs and improve the health of the soil. These 10 immediate jobs will be multiplied throughout Uganda and East Africa as Kijani replicates their sustainable agricultural model, creating safe jobs and combating rapid deforestation.

Location:

Gulu, Uganda

Objective:

The goat farm is projected to create 10 immediate jobs that will grow into future goat projects in partnership with the local community, multiplying the job creation effect as the project grows. The goats will be used in an ecosystem that will allow trees, crops and other livestock to flourish, having an exponential effect on the initial investment that has nearly unlimited growth potential.

Size:

$2,500 is the amount needed to launch this project

Time:

Donations must be submitted by December 2019

Mechanics of Relationship:

Kijani has partnered with Dan Unterrheiner to oversee the livestock of the project and curate a strong lineage of goats that will be bred to grow large goats with significant mass to sell in the market. Dan will assist in coordinating medical care, complete diet and strategic pasturing techniques to avoid overgrazing of the land.  

Key Performance Indicator

  1. Double our amount of goats within one year
  2. Cover all operating costs with sale of goats
  3. Own enough goats to maintain the brush on the property after one year

Donations:

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Goal

Impact:

The goats represent much more than financial returns. Although they can be sold readily to the domestic market, they also are vital in keeping weeds and grasses down in the forests section of the permaculture ecosystem. Besides this utility, they provide consistent jobs through multiple goat herders, veterinarian work, and the supply chain of selling them in the market.

Risk:

Goats are quite self sufficient creatures with the ability to thrive in a wide range of environments. The major risk for a large scale goat project would be a contagious disease affecting the herd. To mitigate, the herd will be subdivided into smaller groups to minimize the transfer of disease and also make the herders more aware of the individual habits of their goats.