At the age of 33 and living in Uganda, Peter Kazigo, along with his wife and three children have been involved in the Cow Project since 2012. Peter first received a cow from a pass-on provided by another farming family paying their “living loan” forward. Prior to his involvement in the Cow Project, Peter always believed that having livestock was something only the wealthy could afford and was definitely not an attainable situation for his family.
With the cow’s milk production, Peter is able to sell the excess milk to the local dairy and in return make enough income to support his family, as well as send his children to school.
Along with the success of the cow, Peter has been able to grow and sell maize, beans, cassava, bananas, watermelons and pumpkins in the local markets. The manure from the cow has been the main source for improving the soil fertility to allow agriculture production at a more successful rate.
Because of the income from the family’s cow, and because of the income projects made possible by having a cow, Peter and his family have improved their home with a new roof and doors, and they have also purchased a bike to ease their transportation needs.