With the support of the Aga Khan Foundation in Canada, the 21 members of the association learned how to care for goats, including feeding them a proper diet, giving them enough exercise, and building appropriate enclosures.
Gabriel used to have to work other farmers’ land to make ends meet. Now, Gabriel can sell a goat when he needs cash for an emergency, or to pay for daily necessities like his grandchildren’s school fees.
With the added income from his goat herd, Gabriel can even hire neighbors to help on his farm.
Every time the goats reproduce, his investment grows. He started with two goats, and now has more than 20.
Aga Khan Foundation has helped form livestock associations across northern Mozambique.
About the Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network
As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks, the Aga Khan Foundation engages with communities across Africa and Asia to build better futures together. We believe we all have purpose. Driven by our belief in our shared humanity, we are dedicated to helping all people fulfill that promise for themselves. Each year the Aga Khan Development Network helps improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people in over 30 countries.
Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, we integrate our efforts across sectors making long-term investments, building lasting institutions and cultivating local civil society. We work for the common good of all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion, inspired by compassion and solidarity with the vulnerable in society.
We build quality institutions – clinics, banks and universities – that anchor communities and provide them opportunities to unlock their promise. We are committed to innovative model programs that improve the quality of life for people and can be replicated in the poorest regions of the world. Our approach touches a wide range of investments critical to human development, from early childhood education to health and infrastructure to green space preservation.