About 137 local residents of four sectors in Ruhango district were on May 12th, 2014 given goats worth Rwf3.4 Million by Welf Hunger Hilfe (WHH) a Dutch organization that supports local people in agriculture ventures.
WHH gave the livestock to the local residents as a way of eradicating poverty through provision of manure that will boost crop farming and selling the off springs that will be produced.
WHH has been working closely with these local residents for the last 10 years in agriculture sector.
“It is hard for local people to access fertilizers with their land made up of terraces,” explained Peter Ndindiyaho the coordinator of WHH projects with local leaders.
“WHH prepares terraces for local people to farm and it only feels right for the organization to provide manure in form of livestock that will also improve people’s socio-economic situations,” said Agnes Mukandutiye a resident who received a goat.
Local residents who received the livestock were grateful for WHH projects that aim at promoting them socially and economically.
Annonciata Kambayire the executive secretary of Ruhango district who was the guest of honour in this function thanked WHH for giving local people’s interests and poverty reduction strategies a priority.
The 137 people who received goats are from Bweramana, Kabagali, Kinihira and Mwendo sectors that work with WHH to farm wetlands and make terraces. WHH has already built a rice and pineapple processing plants for their produce.