The heart of a sustainable programme is an income-generating engine.
A group of budding social entrepreneurs in Shan State wanted to do something about the issues affecting their community – drug abuse and elderly neglect. They wanted to find ways to support the elderly poor and to create a drug rehabilitation centre for all of those people in the region who are addicted to opium.
They chose a business raising dairy cattle and selling milk and then using the profits to support these projects. Circuit found donors to support these initiatives. Today, the project not only generates funds, but also provides much-wanted milk to the community.
In 2014, the New Zealand Government implemented a programme in Myanmar called the Livestock Improvement Programme (LIP). This has meant there is some robust infrastructure in the country to support dairy farmers. The LIP has been generously assisting our farmers in understanding how to improve yields as well as offering genetic bull seed (semen) to improve the herds.
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