Heifer in Rwanda
Your support for Heifer's Livestock Infrastruction Support Project in Rwanda will help small-scale farmers like Mukandagijimana Dalia build a thriving dairy industry. This well help farmers secure income for their families and a nutritious diet for their children.
- Heifer in Rwanda since 2000
- Scope: 3,850 rural farmers
- Participants receive dairy cows, access to milk chilling plants, business development training and soil enrichment training
Make a Ripple Effect for Farm Communities
Because agriculture is the primary means of support for 80 percent of the population in the country, livestock is the most beneficial asset a family can own. Nutritious milk, along with the fertilizing benefits of livestock, will improve the diets of children and parents alike. Organizing farmers into cooperatives will give them the means to jointly store and market extra milk through well-equipped chilling hubs.
Your gift will help a Rwandan family manage their dairy cattle assets in ways that generate consistently better nutrition at home. Farmers will also be able to secure a livable income through a competitive local dairy enterprise.
The result will be real food security and increased income for 3,850 small-scale farmers and their families — a transformation made possible by your contribution.