Empowering Women Through Goat





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Kavre

Total Budget: $40,312

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Women are the most important segment of human resources who need attention for their

development. The important indicator of female development is the work force participation of females in economic activities. In recent census, women considered as workers making significant contribution in the agricultural operations like sowing, harvesting, transplantation, tending cattle and other miscellaneous works leading to increase in work force participation rate in agricultural and related works. One of the study revealed that most of the difficult, non-cash generating activities like care & management of pregnant animals & new born kids, collection and sale of manure, fodder carrying, cutting & chopping and taking animals for grazing were actively performed by 80, 76.66, 63.33 and 60 percent of rural farm women.

Goat is also called the Poor's man cow. In Nepal, Goat can be raised in different parts so it is becoming a growing enterprise and a living bank account for farmers. Goat and sheep belong to the different species, but their management is similar. Goat meat is accepted by all the caste and ethnic people; day by day; goat farming has become a popular business. Livestock farming consist of one third share of total agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) in Nepal thus it contributes a major share in agricultural system. Similarly, the amount of feed and feeder necessary for one cow can is similar as rearing of 5-6 goats and farmers having less and easily raise 2-4 goats. Many farmers are using indigenous breed of goats while some of the young entrepreneurs have started to have cross hybrid of boar goat and the indigenous breed (I.e. native breed according to the climate of that farm area). The incubation period of goat is 150 days i.e in one year one goat can give 2-4 kids per year.


 To generate income and employment opportunity for the women

 To support the women empowerment through increment of income source of women


1. Distribution of 120 hybrid goats to 50 families (2 each)

2. Distribution of 6 improved bucks for breeding to the community

3. Construction of Nepal Government Model Goat shed

4. Insurance of goats and bucks

5. Training on modern goat farming and book keeping

This project benefit 300 members of 60 families from low income families

Rotarian will use their expertise and monitor the project .

The receipts of goats will have to give a pair of baby goat to other needy people of that community along with the knowledge they get from the training. In this way ,every year project grows despite of its completion.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Dhulikhel

Primary Contact: Ranjeev Shrestha

Email: ranjeev011@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $38,312
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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Dhulikhel (3292)





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