Women and girls are Congo’s most vulnerable population, preyed upon by armed groups in Congo’s brutal 14-year conflict. The Animal Husbandry project works with the most vulnerable women in eastern Congo – often survivors of rape, single mothers, and/or infected with HIV – and empowers them to become agents for change in their community. Through this project, 215 of these women are receiving training in small livestock animal husbandry. They learn about the basic methods of animal husbandry, training first on small livestock with the goal of earning enough money to eventually purchase larger animals, such as goats or pigs. Each woman learns how to care for their animals, how to enrich their farming soil through composting with animal waste, and how to market their products.
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