Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that 350 vulnerable Rwandan households will have cows through Girinka program come the year 2015.
Initiated by H.E Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda in 2006 as a way of uplifting residents from poverty, it was approved by the ministers during the meeting on April December 2006 as one of the 2020 vision plans towards the development of Rwandans.
Since then, Girinka program has become a strong weapon to fight malnutrition among children in poor households.
The Ministry of agriculture confirms that Girinka program has started reducing poverty because the cows give milk, money and fertilizer for the increased productivity to the beneficiaries.
Through stake holders like Non-governmental organizations in Rwanda or International Organizations, over 134.000 households have benefited from Girinka program.
Girinka program is divided into two parts. Some residents are given credit to buy cows while vulnerable residents get cows for free.