The Ivory Foundation provided support to the “Partenaires” association for a small-scale goat farming project.

This project enabled 200 isolated seniors in the Kalolo area, Namitete Province (Malawi), to start a small-scale goat farming venture to improve their living conditions and reduce food insecurity.

With the foundation’s assistance, 180 female goats and 20 male goats were purchased, and the villagers collaborated to construct elevated shelters for each beneficiary. The first 200 participants pledged to be part of a solidarity chain by donating the first newborn kid from their goats. The surplus allowed households to build small herds, and as needs arise, each beneficiary will be able to sell one or more animals, either to cover expenses or to improve their daily lives.

To provide support and empowerment, three associations for the elderly were established in the Kalolo area. These associations allowed beneficiaries to come together, overcome isolation, engage in activities, access collective services, and exchange experiences.

Training sessions were also organized for the beneficiaries to raise awareness about nutrition’s role. Other topics, such as preferred goat feed, combating small ruminant diseases, reproduction in small ruminants, and habitat hygiene, were also addressed during the training.