In 2021, National President, Lisa Brinkmann and Treasurer and International Rep, Ted Wilke visited our Kolping brothers and sisters in Kenya to see, firsthand, how our donations were being put to use. As a gesture of appreciation, Kolping Kenya sends videos of the recipients, expressing their gratitude for the partnership we’ve developed:
We’ve posted pictures of this trip by Lisa and Ted to youtube.com under Kolping USA. Click here for a quick link to the Kolping USA YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxGoPDFxFRZ4x0srPJjJTQ
DAIRY GOAT REPORT
PROJECT SUPPORTED BY, KOLPING AMERICA
Dairy goat project has been a key project in Kolping Kenya. Many Kolping families have lived to appreciate the project for its immense benefits. All the beneficiaries are now able to get goat milk, which is well preferred in Kenya because of its nutritional content. Again the project has enabled Kolping families to get goat manure, which they use in growing of vegetables using the current planting bags known as Vertical Bags.
The project was started in December 2017, with the below Kolping Families receiving the donations:
2017 — Ndonyo Salbuk, Ndulya, Mwea, Kilimambogo — 75 goats issue
2018 — Kagumo, Kamuiri, Mawego, Ramba — 53 goats issued
2019 — Siranga, Ukwala, Mundika, Omiro —112 goats issued
2020 — Nyeri Metropolitan in the following Kolping families; Mutaithini, Mukuruini, Mwea, Gathiga, Kamariki, Kirimunge and Consolata —134 goats issued
Since 2017, our support has enabled Kolping Kenya to distribute over 375 goats. These have provided over 200 offspring. When a goat gives birth, the first two kids are passed on to other Kolping members. Afterwards, the original recipients can keep all subsequent offspring.
Each Kolping family receiving our donations has a committee of three members in charge of the project. The committee visits each beneficiary twice a month and gives a report during Kolping family meetings, which is later shared to the national office. Every two months, the Project Officers visits all the Kolping families running the project, for monitoring purposes.
Below is an example documentation of the purchase of goats with corresponding receipts::
Photos were taken during the issuing of the goats in different Kolping families.