Cows4Women to change the World





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: USA

Location: Turkey

Total Budget: $42,223

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

We will provide 50 Jersey Cows to 25 women who are from 5 different rural areas around Samsun Turkey.

Women who are widowed or have a family members with disability will be given top priority. Additionally, along with participants, other livestock farmers in the region will be trained on animal care and feeding. The project seeks to train livestock farmers about marketing and operating a farm business.

The project will help in:

Building the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and networks to support economic development in poor communities; Developing opportunities for productive work and improving access to sustainable livelihoods; Empowering marginalized communities by providing access to economic opportunities and services; Addressing gender or class disparities that prevent populations from obtaining productive work and accessing markets and financial services; Empowering communities to develop environmental and natural resource conservation skills for economic gain; Developing and supporting community-based basic emergency preparedness services to improve economic resilience;

Samsun Atakum municipality is responsible to carry out the project. The cows are insured for 2 years. The project will be managed by a manager and 3 veterinaries from Atakum municipality and an agricultural engineer from Samsun Karadeniz Rotary.

Timeline: 2020-12-01 to 2021-06-01

The host club will play a role in guiding the project. Our club has previously done various global grant projects for the socioeconomic development of villagers (https://www.samsunkaradenizrotary.org/global-grant). Our club also completed other projects in Samsun, Vezirköprü, Bahçekonak village between 2002-2003.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTgqf_2EBqQ&t=24s) One of our rotary club members works as an agricultural engineer at Samsun Provincial Directorate of Agriculture.

Our international Rotarians will support our project as an international partner and sponsor.

Timeline: 2020-12-01 to 2021-06-01

Primary Host Partner

District: 2430

Rotary Club of: Samsun-Karadeniz

Primary Contact: Teoman Kaynar

Email: teoman.kaynar@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins After Work

Primary Contact: Raju Jairam

Email: raju@mbi.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2016079.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Samsun-Karadeniz (2430)





Fort Collins After Work (5440)





Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents



Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Krishna Murthy of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast, District 5440.


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by John Trone

Raju, please update status of this grant to match the current TRF status which is PAID.

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