Calf in Heifer Project by Uganda Adventist Women’s Organization (UAWO)

UAWO

Adventist Centre Kampala

P.O. Box 6434 Kampala

Telephone: 0414 542455

Email: ugadvunion@yahoo.com

Calf in Heifer Project

On August 21st 2014, UAWO officially launched their new Calf in Heifer project. The Calf in Heifer project focuses on Elderly people and younger women. Every person that UAWO supports with this project, will form a group of 3 people. Each group of 3 people will receive a heifer, carrying a calf. The heifer, along with the calf will stay with one person of the group at a time, at will be switched to the other members every 6/9/12 months. All the income that is generated through milking the heifer, will be shared among the three group members, as well as any costs to keep the heifer and calf healthy.

Eventually, the heifer will give birth to another calf, and the calf will grow up to be a heifer. By expanding the amount of heifers, more people in the communities can be supported in generating income.

Launch of the Project

As has been mentioned before, the official launch of the project was on August 21st 2014. During this launch, not only participants of the program joined, but also the Chair Person of the UAWO District of Mukono and the Country Director of ADRA-Uganda, among others. During the launch, there were many opportunities for supporting parties to speech about the project and about overcoming any difficulties that were to be resolved. The District of Mukono Veterinarian told about the importance of vaccination of the heifers and calfs and the importance of good grooming. The Country Director of ADRA-Uganda mentioned how proud he was to fund a project that was so ambitious, and which will give so much back to the community. He also explained that the project would from now on be able to function by itself and the funding of ADRA-Uganda will no longer be necessary. The final speaker was the Chair Person of UAWO in the District of Mukono. The Chair Person talked about the importance of the project, and gratefully thanked the Country Director of ADRA-Uganda for all the support, and the next time ADRA-Uganda wants to fund a new project, to always think about Mukono. The reason being that in Mukono the people have the ambition to work, to grow, and to give back to the community.

After all the speeches, the attention was focused towards a small garden. In this garden the Chair Person planted a new tree, that would grow as the Calf in Heifer project would expand to other communities. This garden has been named the “MALUKO Kitchen Garden”. Once the tree has been planted, and through prayer and a song the Calf in Heifer Project was officially launched, the opportunity was there to look around, and see some of the heifers and a calf that are involved in the project. Also, there was time to talk to the members and the people that support the project

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For more information about the Calf in Heifer project, do not hesitate to contact UAWO at the e-mail address mentioned above.

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