In India, many marginalized women (from the Dalit caste, prostitutes, etc.) with very limited financial resources are joining Self Help Groups (SHGs). These groups are supported by Objectif France-Inde and SEVAI1 to help these women to obtain microcredits from banks and start up their own businesses.
In order to help these SHGs to empower, Objectif France-Inde wants to develop goat farming focused on meat production on an educational farm. Once trained in livestock farming, the women are each sold four kids from the farm at a low price. This will allow them to optimize their own farming business and escape poverty. The sale of kids also helps to finance the educational farm in the long-term.
The Foundation's grant will be used to buy around 50 goats and 2 rams, as well as the fencing and drinking troughs required to develop the goat farming activity on the educational farm.
1. SEVAI (Society for Education, Village Action and Improvement) is an Indian NGO based in the state of Tamil Nadu