SHEEP FATTENING PROJECT
Burkina Faso : In activity
In West Africa, for-profit ram farming is emerging as a popular activity in both rural and urban settings. The phenomenon is linked to the growing demand for good-quality meat concurrent with the population growth in urban areas. Demand spikes around the religious holiday periods (Tabaski, Christmas, etc.).
It is our hope that the women will be able to convert our donated sheep into a business. This would enable them to continue buying and selling animals for fattening until they become financially self-sufficient. Their success would bring in other women who would receive the same level of support from the Foundation.
We selected the village of Tambouangou in the Est region to launch the project for the first time with women. A total of ten women in the village participated in the project. After completing the training sessions, each woman received three sheep, fattening material and the necessary items for project start-up (inputs, equipment, etc.)
- First year income: $3,837 (FCFA 1,638,355) (2017-2018)
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