GOAT DONATION PROJECT- Rural Women Development Trust (RWDT), Tharamangalam, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India
Total Project expense: INR 40,000 (Rupees Forty Thousand only).
April 2009: Goat Donation Project, RWDT:
Project expense: INR 40,000
Rural Women Development Trust (RWDT), Tharamangalam, Salem district,TamilNadu, India
Mrs. Alamelu Bannan , Managing Trustee of Rural Women Development trust(RWDT) chose 20 beneficiary ladies in village.
20 beneficiaries received one female goat each
Each goat kid was purchased in Village market(Santhai) for Rs.2000.
According to the terms and conditions of the project, within one year of delivery of twins, the beneficiary must donate one female goat kid to another woman in village. Mrs. Alamelu Bannan was in charge of monitoring the delivery of goat kid and handing over of baby goat to another new beneficiary.
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Jan 2010 update:
I discussed with Mrs. Alamelu over phone.Mrs. Alamelu said that :
About 5 or 6 goats have delivered babies.
Two goats were pregnant
Some beneficiaries complained that their female goat was not able to become pregnant
She said that those beneficiaries who got goat kid were now reluctant to give away the baby goats to another lady.
Due to poverty, it was difficult to let go of the goat kid
Therefore none of the goat kids have been handed over to new beneficiaries.
The following are various reasons that Mrs. Alamelu Bannan conveyed - as told by beneficiaries for not giving goat kid to another lady-
- Only one goat kid was born. Only if it is twins, we can give away one
- the goat kid was not female. It was male. you said to donate a female kid
- we will give away only after 4 months of kid drinking milk and weaned away from mother goat.
- if we grow it for one year, we can sell for Rs.3000. Then we will keep rs.2000 and buy a female goat kid for Rs.1000 and give to another lady.
Mrs. Alamelu feels that it may take few more months to get the baby goats and give to new beneficiary
She has assured that she will continue to monitor and encourage ladies to give the baby goat to another women.
She also said that she will try to discuss with the 20 beneficiaries if they like to convert the goat project into a microloan project where they will repay Rs.50- Rs.100 per month for a total of Rs.1000( which is cost of a goat kid).
Feb 2010 Update:
In February 2010, Mrs. Alamelu Bannan, Managing Trustee of RWDT discussed with the 20 beneficiaries of Goat project about converting it to Microloan. They agreed and now the GOAT PROJECT is changed into a MICROLOAN PROJECTThe 20 ladies said that they were unable to repay Rs.100 per month( due to poverty and destitution) .But they agreed to repay Rs.50 per month for next 20 months, starting Feb 25.
So every month Mrs. Alamelu will collect Rs.1000(Rs.50 x 20= Rs.1000) and send to AIMS, Chennai.
Repayment Term: 20 monthsRepayment Schedule: Monthly, reaching AIMS Chennai, 25 th of every month
Start date of Repayment : Feb 25, 2010
End Date of Repayment: Sep 25, 2011
For February 2010, Mrs. Alamelu Bannan collected Rs.1000 total from 20 ladies.
She will be sending Rs.1000 on March 25 (along with March Repayment of Rs.1000)
March 2010 Update:
On March 25, Mrs. Alamelu Bannan will be sending Rs. 2000 to AIMS Chennai for Goat Microloan Project
Feb 25 Goat Repayment=Rs.1000
March 25 Goat Repayment= Rs.1000
This Rs.2000 for Goat Repayment will be sent along with
Rs.8000 for buffalo Repayment and
Rs.4000 for Grocery shop Repayment
- Reported by Aruna Sethupathi from Chicago, USA.