Community Support Projects

Our Community Support Projects are run to help those in the community who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged including those living with disabilities, the elderly and families of our sponsored children.  The projects are designed to help them improve their conditions of living but also so that they give back to the community by helping others.

Chicken Broiler Project: Chickens being a staple food in Sanyati, our project works by giving a family1 50 broiler chicks and the feed they need.  We train, show how to build an enclosure and to look after them and in 6 weeks they have chickens ready to sell.  We repeat this process three times, the first two times the income from the sales goes back into the project, paying for their next batch of chicks and also raising funds to help the next person.  By the third cycle they have learnt how to maintain the project and can start to support themselves. 3 families and a school are currently on this project and doing well.

Chicken Roadrunner Project: For some it is easier to look after ‘Roadrunner’
2Chickens.  These are left to roam free around the homestead and just need a safe shelter for the night.  Much easier to keep than broilers but slower to grow.  Families would be given 1 rooster and 15 hens, train, show how to look after and manage them.  Eventually they will have enough chickens to provide them with eggs and meat.  Also they will be able to give back or give to others the same as they were given.  We are currently building our stocks of chickens ready for starting this project next year and have over 100 pullets & cockerels which we hope to build from.

Goat Project: We give 2 female and 1 male goat, we train, show how to build an enclosure3 and how to look after them.  As the goats breed and the kids are weaned they give us back 1 male and 2 females from their growing family of goats, so we can go on and help another family.  We continue to work with them so they can build a small herd. They can then use the herd for milk, meat and also for selling bringing income to support themselves. We currently have 11 families on goat projects and some of the goats have already started breeding.

We are looking into other project ideas such as quails, fish, duck, turkey, rabbit, vegetable gardening, bee keeping and chicken layers.  We will also support other ideas from the community and families we are trying to help.

We are looking for donations towards these important sustainable projects.

If you would like to make a donation please email us on ratidzotrust@gmail.com

Thank you for your help, you are helping to change lives.

1 Response to Community Support Projects

  1. Trevor .Tafadzwa Musone says:

    you are the key drivers for rural development ,I tent to support you guys on your project ,I can say all of them are sustainable in nature .You are empowering the local people with life surviving skills so as to reduce valnerability and also to eradicate poverty.You have also improved the livelihood sources for those groups ,may the almighty continue granting you the strength of doing work ,and also to continue granting you funding so that the job will be well done.

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