A pass-on goat scheme success story
Mr. Warsizong, 43 years old from Phadai village in Bolikhan District, Bolikhamxay Province, tells us about his experience with the goat pass-on project:
“In the past, my family have never raised a goat. At the beginning of 2016, Humana People to People project started to teach us how to raise small animals and how to look after them. They gave us knowledge about how to raise goats, such as making house for goats, give vaccinations and treat them when they are sick. The project also provided 3 goats for me - 1 male and 2 females. We have used the knowledge to raise the goats and when we had problems Humana People to People Project leader and also more experienced goat farmers helped me. This year I have 16 goats, I can sell 4 of them and will earn 2.400.000kip (293 USD). It was not difficult to raise the goats, they are fast growing and give birth twice a year. In 2018 I can give goats to 1 family more – which is what I have promised in the pass-on goat system. I also expect to sell 2 male goats, and I will still have 14 goats. Raising goats is a very good income for my family”.