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Category: Cooperatives

Like Old Mother Hubbard, who had to scramble to find shelter for all her children, the new dairy farmers in Africa Bridge’s Mpombo ward have scrambled in the last month to prepare proper shelters for their new young cows. Funded by the US Agency for International Development, this dairy cow cooperative project in Mpombo ward […]

Alesi resides in the Idewli village of the Isongole ward of Tanzania, Africa. The Isongole ward is within the Rungwe district of the Mbeya region. Alesi is a widow that cares for five children. She has four children of her own and cares for one orphan. Prior to her involvement with Africa Bridge, she lived […]

All Africa Bridge dairy cow cooperative programs believe in the healthy upkeep of the animals. All cows receive healthcare provided by a pare-vet. A para-vet is equivalent to a nurse practitioner, but for cows. Up to 2 co-op members are democratically selected from each dairy cow cooperative to become a para-veterinarian. The main criteria for […]

Africa Bridge started their partnership with eight villages in Masoko Ward in July of 2008. We’re now slowly approaching the end of our program with the people in Masoko and are excited to share some of the successes with you! Let’s start with a little background, Masoko ward has an estimated population of 10,425 people. […]