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The Cow Scheme

The heifer chain program (commonly known as the Cow Scheme) has been operational since 2005. The cow scheme is a livestock sharing program aimed at improving the livelihood of poor rural families. Under this program, a heifer is given to a family who tend it under the supervision of the organisation. When the heifer calves, the first female calf, after being weaned, is passed on to another beneficiary.

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Under the program, WOP assists in marketing the milk as well as ensuring that families utilize part of the milk produced to enhance their own nutrition. Under the Cow Scheme over 200 families have so far benefitted.

When a family has a cow, every morning there's a glass of rich milk for the children to drink before heading off to school. School requirements like books, pencils, pens are bought with the income from the sale of milk.

A good dairy cow can produce four gallons of milk a day - enough for a family to drink and share with neighbors. Milk protein transforms sick, malnourished children into healthy boys and girls. The sale of surplus milk earns money for school fees, medicine, clothing and home improvements. Cows also provide manure that enriches the soil.

Better still, every gift multiplies, as the animal's first offspring is passed on to another family-then they also agree to pass on an animal, and so on.

And because a healthy cow can produce a calf every year, every gift will be passed on and eventually help an entire community move from poverty to self reliance. Now that's a charitable gift worth giving! Give a cow today!