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Le Bon Berger - The Farm

A group of widows and their orphaned grandchildren set up a small farm, in order to raise their standard of living. They live near Gitarama, South West of Kigali, Rwanda.

Shirley Hutter went to visit this group of widows and viewed two plots of land on which they wanted to start their farm. Purchasing the land was made possible because of the fund-raising done in 2007. This was supplemented by an extra premium that Wilde Ganzen gave us on top of the money that was raised.

At present land has been bought and tilled and a fence has been put up. They started with pigs and rabbits, because these animals yield a higher return in the short term. Apart from these animals, they also have chicken. Recently they even bought a Friesien cow!