In order to bring food security to vulnerable female-headed households, OSDI provides goats to some of the most deprived focus families for asset creation and daily dairy consumption. Goats can be used for milk production and herd increase to create a safety net against extreme poverty. The milk from these goats is used for domestic consumption in the form of milk, yoghurt, butter etc.
Considering the lack of employment opportunities for women in rural areas, livestock provides a means of improved nutritional intake and reduces expenditure. Subsequently, household costs are reduced by not having to purchase milk, while owning female goat’s results in herd increase and a much needed income boost.
The Livestock Distribution has the following objectives:
- Improving and widening nutritional intake with dairy products
- Accumulating savings by reducing expenses
- Creating assets with herd increase that can serve as a safety net in times of an economic crisis
Poultry Farming Project: Under this project 2400 poultry birds were distributed in the district of Matiari in the year 2013. From which 517 were roasters and 1,843 were hens. OSDI collaborated with Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation to finance this project.