Last year, GlobeMed at UCLA worked to create a sustainable, income-making project for young mothers in the Nwoya District. Through campaigns on campus, we fundraised to buy goats for these young mothers to give them a resource to create their own income. Our chapter raised almost $4000, bought 20 male and 20 female goats, and gave 20 mothers a pair of goats.
The mothers will give the baby goats to the next group of randomly selected mothers and the original group of mothers pays back the price of the vaccinations for the baby goats. This project allows mothers to support their families, bolster the local economy, increase health through nutritious goat milk, and allows for sustainability through breeding.
We are currently in the process of evaluating the health statuses of the goats and the impact that they have had on these mothers’ lives.