MILKING COW & GOAT PROJECT
Kariakomo Kenya: Pictured:  A Kariakomo village child feeding  some Indigenous Village Goats.
The Australian Culinary Federation Victoria – are donating all proceeds from the Autumn Charity Dinner, to the Milking Cow and Goat project to support the Education, Health and Welfare of the orphans and needy children of Kariakomo Primary school in Kenya. Priorities for the use of proceeds are to build up the number of African Galla Goats in the existing flock; also to buy banana plants for a plantation.  Bananas are a staple for children in Kenya and the fruit will help to alleviate hunger. Click on Poster to enlarge.
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This Humanitarian project provides sustainable farm aid and
infrastructure to fight poverty and hunger among orphans and
needy villagers in Kariakomo Parish, Meru, Kenya, Africa
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Web Design Services by Marna Graphics 2016  Global Grant approved for a Goat farm for meat in Kariakomo Parish, Meru, Kenya.  The Rotary Foundation approved a Global Grant project application in December 2013 to establish this Goat Farm, and it is the  first approved Global Grant application in D9810.   These Global Grants are new and an initiative of Rotary Foundation Future  Vision to encourage bigger project that are sustainable and will continue to bring benefits to needy communities into the  future.  Once this project was envisaged, then Rotary Clubs and Community groups rose to the challenge and raised funds to  support the establishment of a farm.  The Rotary Club of Healesville as International partner is working together in an already  established relationship with the Host Partner, The Rotary Club of Meru, Kenya, D9212. In Kariakomo, Kenya the farming is equatorial; these indigenous goats are well suited to changing environmental conditions,  thrive in the climate and are culturally acceptable for meat.  The farm will provide a sustainable means to economic security  and community development by establishing the indigenous goats as a prime resource for sale; the revenue will be invested into  education of the Kariakomo primary school to support its students including orphans and needy families, and for maintenance,  upkeep and continued development of goat farming and other initiatives in the community, with a focus on the reduction of  poverty and hunger The farm will become a reality due to strong community support and support from district Rotary Clubs, as there were  sufficient funds to apply for a Grant in October 2013.  The project was approved and all funds were matched.  In this case  The Rotary Foundation World Fund Matching contribution to the goat farm was USD 40,573.00 and support for the  establishment of this project was strong with eight Rotary Clubs in D9810 joining in partnership with the Rotary Club of  Healesville.  The combined total cash contribution from clubs amounted to USD 61,146.00 which includes a donation of  $20,000.00 received courtesy of the trustees of the WCF Thomas Trust.  The Foundation Committee here in this Rotary  District (D9810) also contributed $10,000.00 District Designated Fund.  The Rotary Clubs in partnership with Healesville for this project are Glen Waverly, Doncaster, Oakleigh Hampton, Chelsea, Box  Hill, Mitcham and Clayton.   There is another opportunity to be part of this venture as 100 more goats are needed.  Initially the project will provide 300  Indigenous Village goats as breeding stock.  The farm land will support 400.  If any individual or club wish to help us secure  another 100 goats your contribution will be most welcome.  Total cost $AU4000.00  including transport to the farm.  Or  individual goats can be purchased for $AU40.00 each. The project is Registered with Rotary World Community Service (RAWCS) with Australian Tax Office TAX DEDUCTIBLE  status.    Cheques made payable to: ROTARY AUSTRALIA OVERSEAS AID FUND The Registered account number is 52/2007-08  (on the back of the cheque)  Donations can also be made by direct deposit through this website:   www.cowsandgoatsproject.org.au Donate Button link into the project.  A Tax Receipt is generated automatically. Would your club, your business or you as an individual like to contribute to help fund the last 100 indigenous  village goats? Together we are really making a difference. PP Wilma Best PHF Project Manager