Twenty nine families in Busasamana sector, Nyanza district have received diary cows to boost their incomes and livelihoods.
By the end of last year, government had targeted to have given out 350,000 cows to beneficiaries. Since 2006, the government has been giving cows to poor families.
When these cows give birth, their calves are given to neighbours to continue the chain.
Rwanda’s One Cow per Family – Girinka program is co-managed by 6 local civil society organisations and authorities at sector and cell levels.
They buy and give cows to the households in first and second categories under Ubudehe – the poorest in Rwandan community – from a list that will be provided in collaboration with local leaders.