The LifeNets Heifer Project in Zambia is ten years old, and now LifeNets is using the lessons learned from that experience to expand the program to Kenya and Zimbabwe. In October, John Elliott visited the brand-new project in Kenya. He shared the September report from the program director, Moses Nyaira. Mr. Nyaira reports that LifeNets East Africa is now registered as a non-governmental organization with the Registrar of Societies, complete with the required officers and representatives.
Five families from the town of Ogembo will be the first heifer recipients–some have already received heifers. From Ogembo, it is hoped that the project will spread to western Kenya and northwestern Tanzania. To read more about this project, including profiles of the recipient families and information about the benefits provided and the challenges faced, read Mr. Nyaira’s full report here.