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Zambia

Capital: Lusaka
Population: 14,222,233 (July 2013 est.)
Population below national poverty line: 64%

Bóthar in Zambia:

Bóthar supported its first project in Zambia in 1999. Bóthar has dairy cattle, goat and water supply projects in Zambia. Bóthar airlifted 160 dairy goats from Ireland in October 2004 and 200 dairy goats in February 2005 to Zambia. Bóthar has also supported its projects by supplying vehicles, dairy equipment, artificial insemination straws and veterinary supplies. In recent years Bóthar has co-financed numerous projects in Zambia with Irish Aid.

Zambia

Current Project Profiles

Project Title: Kabwe Rural Community Development Project
Location: Central Province, Kabwe District
Number of families: 220
Animals: 318 Draft Cattle, 120 dairy cattle, 560 meat goats & 400 dairy goats
Other inputs: Vegetable seeds, fodder & fruit tree seedlings
Training: Livestock husbandry, forage establishment, environmental management, gender issues and HIV and AIDS prevention, control and impact mitigation
Brief synopsis: Kabwe was once a thriving mining centre. The families who were once dependent on copper mining as a source of income now have to depend on agriculture for their way of life. This project will help these smallholder farmers attain food security through the distribution of different types of livestock, improved agricultural methods and HIV and AIDS awareness
Pass-on obligations: 204 families
Expected benefits: Increased nutrition of beneficiary families, increase in crop production, school enrolment and a viable regular income for all project families as well as indirect benefits to the local communities
Local partner(s): Heifer Zambia, Women for Change, Land O'Lakes and the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture will collaborate at the local level of the project
Other relevant data:
This project is co-financed by Irish Aid.
Project title: Sustainable Livelihoods Women Empowerment Project (SLWEP)
Location: Central Province, Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi districts
Number of families:
120 families receive livestock, 1,750 families will receive other project benefits including training
Animals: 60 Dairy Cattle amongst 60 families; 40 Draft Cattle amongst 20 families; 100 Dairy Goats amongst 20 families and 140 Meat Goats amongst 20 families
Other inputs:
Vegetable seeds, fodder seeds, fruit tree seedlings, veterinary drugs and kits, kick-start irrigation pumps, high pressure cattle sprays, bicycles, motorbike and a motor vehicle
Training:
Gender awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, sustainable farming techniques and environmental management, farmer-to-farmer exchange visits, Training of trainers, value-based training, Advocacy training for Women's Groups, animal management, agro-ecology, family nutrition, business development, record keeping, group dynamics, Training of CAHWs, PSRP and Leadership
Brief synopsis:

This is a continuation of the Kabwe Rural Development Project, which was also supported by Irish Aid. 120 original families and 60 passing on the gift families will be targeted with dairy and draft cattle along with dairy and meat goats. 1,750 families will also receive training on sustainable livelihood. Many local families fell victim to the collapse of the local mining industry. HIV and AIDS has ravaged locals also. The proposed action will be addressed by collaborative partnerships and a participatory approach that aims to strengthen women farmer groups’ organisational capacity to promote sustainable agriculture-based livelihoods. This project will provide high quality inputs and value-based training for just and sustainable agricultural production. This project will also involve capacity building to increase agricultural productivity, diversifying food and income through the introduction of livestock, increasing soil fertility through the use of animal manure, promoting conservation farming and planting of fodder trees, improving human nutrition from animal protein sources and promoting vegetable production using micro-irrigation technology.
Pass-on obligations:
60 families will receive the 'passing on of the gift'
Expected benefits:

This project directly links to the objective of improving food security and empowerment of vulnerable women and their households through innovative approaches to their support and re-integration into the productive sector.
Co-financing partner(s):
Irish Aid, Heifer International 
Local partner(s):
Heifer International Zambia, Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Community Development, Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU)
Project title:
Assistance with fencing and start up breeding stock for The Orphans/Women Development and Empowerment Club (OWDEC) 
Location:

Chabona, Chibombo, Central Province

Number of families:
26 families
Animals:
2 he-goat, 8 she-goats, 2 rams and 8 ewes
Other inputs:
Erection of a secure perimeter fence (Length=6750m set in a concrete wall (foundation) and 4 rounds of barbed wire securely erected)
Training:
Assistance with improving the sheep and goat breeding
Brief synopsis:
OWDEC is a registered club that succeeded in acquiring 160 ha in Chibombo. Most of the beneficiaries have been affected by HIV and AIDS. The project targets assistance in the improvement of goat and sheep breeding. A perimeter fence is seen as essential in preventing the animals from wandering. New livestock will be incorporated so as to improve the genetic level of the animals in the farms. 
Pass-on obligations:

N/A
Expected benefits:
A good breed of sheep and goats for the settlement so as to upgrade the stock over the next few years
Local partner(s):
The Orphans/Women Development and Empowerment Club (OWDEC) 
Other relevant data: Sister Nora McNamara, an Irish nun, is the main point of contact for this project.
Project title:
Rabbit Farming and Chicken Rearing Business Plan 2013
Location:
Livingstone Urban District
Number of families:
200 individuals, orphans and vulnerable children
Animals: Rabbits, pigs and poultry
Other inputs:
Gardening
Training: Most clients on the programme have been thoroughly trained in practical entrepreneurship skills including the drawing up of a simple business plan
Brief synopsis:

The objective of the project is to improve the livelihoods of 200 individual clients, orphans and vulnerable children through a viable income generating activity. One area will have a project on rabbit farming. The intention of this project is to provide 2 rabbits per individual and promote household rabbit farming, so that clients and children of similar background in our catchment areas will benefit too. Other projects will include piggery, gardening and chicken rearing.
Pass-on obligations:
Those assigned will work to see to it that their consignment is completely sold and all monies collected before handing over capital to the next group.
Expected benefits:
Families will expand their income base and will be able to cater for some basic daily expenses such as increasing daily meals from 1 to 2, payment of medical bills and school fees. They will also avail of the meat the animals produce.
Local partner(s):
St. Francis Community Integrated Care Programme
Other relevant data:

Partner set up in 1993 by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters

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