BENEFITING: SPARK MICROGRANTS
Nyarutuntu is a village nestled into the hills of southern Burundi. As a result of the political unrest that has plagued Burundi for decades and the resettlement that followed, most of the population faces chronic hunger issues. Working with a non-profit called Spark MicroGrants, Nyarutuntu is starting their own cow-rearing project. The community will purchase twelve cows and will use the milk to help nourish their children. They also plan to use the manure from the cows as fertilizer in their farms in order to increase their annual harvest. After one year of managing their cows, the community expects each household to have three meals per day. The community is in the process of finalizing their proposal and plans to purchase their cows in November. In the most recent meeting, members decided to begin planning for their own independent project to build a primary school in the village in order to increase access to education for their children.