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  project name ~ Goat Farming and Income Generation project - 2010

category ~ Livelihood Generation




  Project Name


Goat Farming and Income Generation project - 2010



Mandra Lions Club



Livelihood Generation






West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 307300


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  

  Chapter Coordinators


Khushbindar Lally
Dhanaraj Thakur


San Diego





Villagers with goats1





This project is a continuation of a previously funded project (Malaria Control Program - Phase II) which was supported by the Atlanta, Morgantown and Pittsburg chapters in 2009.This is a three year project and this support is for the second year.
The project seeks to maintain support for an ongoing (AID supported) malaria control program in the district - specifically 72 villages in the Ayodha hills. This will be done by generating income through a goat farm. The farm will also provide additional income for villagers who will be trained and given goats. They will earn income from the sale of the goats, milk, or meat. AID will support the start-up costs for the farm and the project is expected to become financially sustainable after 3 years.





By the end of the first year, the construction of the goat farm was completed. The current stock of goats is 26 and 20 kids. By the end of 2009, goats had been distributed to 28 families in 4 villages in the Ayodha Hills near the Baghmundi block in Purulia. General work of the Mandra Lions Club include : undertaking several projects to support the development of local communities. These have been funded by organizations including AID, Asha, bilateral development agencies such as DFID, UNICEF and the government of India. These projects focus on education (especially child) health & hygiene, sanitation, income generation programs, animal husbandry, women''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s empowerment, agricultural development and community participation. In total these projects have covered several thousand beneficiaries mostly from tribal groups. - The previous AID funded malaria control program sought to organize awareness camps for beneficiaries and included: motivating use of mosquito net, cleaning nearby bushes, encouraging keeping windows at living rooms for air and light, going to doctor at PHC when fevers were identified and not ignored if blood testing suggested, completing the full course of medicines prescribed by doctor, linkage with govt. facilities for getting mosquito nets, treat them/ help in getting the nets treated with mosquito repellant medicine. Some specific outputs of the project include: -Malaria has decreased to 10 -15% where as previously 60 70% annually. -100 % of people are seeking institutional treatment for malaria and following doctor. -Taking full course of medicine. -Very few Malaria carrier cases are found. -Some changes in housing pattern, cleanliness are visible after continuous awareness.





- The proposed goals of the project include the following: 1. To sustain the ongoing malaria control program supported by AID (College Park & College Station). 2. Soil preservation and preservation of ecosystem is one of the major objectives of goat rearing. 3. Develop local skills in the processing of goat meat, utilization of goat milk and processing of milk and milk-products, utilization of goat fiber and skin and initial processing of the same. 4. Also to ensure that adequate technical inputs like Animal Health care covering, Feeds and Fodder are provided to beneficiaries. 5. To enable beneficiaries to market their products in local markets. 6. Capacity building of the community by adopting the techniques and replicate in their families for income generation program.



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