Milk for Transformation in Burundi

Burundi, News, Poor, Social Enterprise
In my last three postings I have shared the philosophy and background of this initiative to bring transformation to the community in Burundi. Now here is a video. As you watch it look for the following ways in which this Social Enterprise can bring about transformation: Income generation Improved health Children able to go to School Adults have time to work the land Employment opportunities Restoration of the land to become more fertile Transformational thinking Milk for Transformation in Burundi from Newfrontiers on Vimeo. This is an exciting initiative! To be able to scale up the processing capability there is need for capital funding. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact me at Nigel.Ring@gmail.com or Donna Bloomfield at info@hopefortomorrowglobal.org
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Burundi pt 3 – A Business Model

Burundi, News, Poor
We have been looking at an initiative in Burundi to help transform communities through milk production. How does this work? Processing Once the milk arrives in the city it is received by yet another team of young men who are employed to boil it. This kills potentially dangerous bacteria, particularly tuberculosis. Once boiled, the milk is sold at ‘rock bottom' prices, either direct or to sellers. Some of these sellers take it into the slums which achieves the further benefit of making nutritious milk available for those in poverty, particularly children. Expansion This is a very exciting model! Not only does the business run at a profit but there are many social and ecological benefits health employment education improved soil which can be used for other crops But this business…
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Burundi pt 2 – Useless Cows

Burundi, News, Poor
Useless cows In Burundi it is widely seen that the number of cattle a family owns brings prestige and status. The reality is very different; they foster poverty. Evariste Ndayirukiye, who had previously worked with Donna Bloomfield in the Kings School, had analysed the situation in his home village and had come to the conclusion that the popular long horned cow was useless! Not only did it give a very low milk yield but it overgrazed the land, leading to degradation and erosion, and was the cause of many children missing school as they followed the herd into the hills. The solution was both simple and revolutionary. A revolutionary idea To impact the community Evariste started what would be called a Social Enterprise in more developed countries. By importing Friesian…
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Kenya and Burundi – Part 1

Burundi, Kenya, News, Poor
I have recently returned from a visit to Kenya (3 days) and Burundi (7 days). Kenya The Kenya visit was a ‘stop over' to visit the Newfrontiers church in the Gachie slum on the edge of Nairobi. Arriving in time for their Sunday service I was quickly caught up in the energetic worship of their second morning service. On previous visits I was able to be there only mid-week when I came to know the anointed leader and his wife, Amos and Faith, so it was good to see the church ‘in action' and to meet the people. What a privilege to be able to preach in such a setting. Just over one year ago the church started a school for 4-6 year olds from the community. Now with over…
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