Amiduh and Aisha Kimbugwe are a married couple with 13 children. They live in Kyesiiga, Masaka on a 5-acre farm. Amiduh and his wife were unable attend to school, which makes it hard to find sustainable work. Prior to joining the Cow Project, they worked tirelessly to make any money they could to send their own children to school in hopes that their future would be different.
The Cow Project has drastically improved their quality of life, provided a sustainable income, and improved the quality and quantity of their crops.
Upon completion of the projects required agribusiness training they were granted an in-calf heifer. Instead of seasonal income from the crops they sold, they are now receiving an income of $100 (USD) per month from milk sales. This increase in earnings has allowed them to pay school fees, buy what’s needed for their home, install a solar system and purchase more seedlings for various crops to generate additional income.
With the great success of the Cow Project, Amiduh and Aisha wanted to teach their children about livestock management. To do so, they have started a goat project that is solely managed by their children. In the future, they are hoping to have two cows at home to double the milk production and sales. Increased income would enable them to build a shelter for their goat project and construct a biogas system to eliminate the use of firewood, therefore, protecting their deforested environment.