Women Goat Bank

Women Goat Bank

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Through setting up WGB, poverty will be reduced and employment at rural areas will be generated specifically among illiterate poor women with low income.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The project is proposed for poor rural women of the Pakistan

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The project is based on indigenous culture, and values with professional inputs.Mostly baks with cash, deposits, credit cards, loans etc deal. This will be the first time a bank of livestock will be developed and rural women will be empowered. The practice will be based on old tradition of <adahyara-Divide>. According to this practice, bank will provide goats to women who will look after it. The children of goats will be divided on equal basis. For example, if bank distribute 1000 goats among women. These 1000 goats gives 2000 children (usually it gives 2 to three children), out of 2000 goats, 1000 will be distributed among women and one thousand will be the property of bank. Thus bank will earn 1000 goats without major risks of payments etc.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The following key activities will be developed to implement the project: (i) Develop project plan; (ii) hire project staff and orienate about project activites; (iii) set up WGB in villages; (iv) organize community meetings to operate WGB; (v) monitor activities; (vi) achieve the set goals and tasks.
About You
Iraj Education & Development Foundation
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About Your Organization
Organization Name

Iraj Education & Development Foundation

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact
How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

As a development practioners, i born in rural areas of Sindh, spent my youth in villages and saw poverty, suffering and miseries in spite of lot of livestock in rural areas. I have been wondered to help the poor people to overcome their suffering and miseries. As a development practioner i worked in this field since last twenty years but couldn't solve the puzzle. The project was conceived by me through small practice of buying one goat from my brother who was goint to sell it give years ago (the cost of goat was 5000PKR). It gave two children this year. One get my brother and one i get and sacrifice during Eid-ul-Azha (the prize of this goat was ten thousand), since then i am used to sacrifice the goats i get in my share each year. According to rought estimate, i have sold (sacrificed) 4 goats from one gaot. It means i have earned 40,000RS with the investment of 5000 without any risk.

Social Impact
Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

this project is based on ancient practice of <adhayara> in sub continent. The success chances are very bright.

How many people have been impacted by your project?

1,001- 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?


How will your project evolve over the next three years?

Through scaling up and extension

What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

the main barrier to achieve this idea is investment. Once we have investment we can make it successful story in world history.

Tell us about your partnerships

the partnership will be developed with local women groups formed after the project start.

Explain your selections
How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

The project will be sustained and strengthend through regualr training, basic literacy and organization of women groups in rural areas

Which barriers to employment does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.




Lack of visibility and investment


Lack of efficiency

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

Through dialouge, seminars and workshops etc.

Are you trying to scale your organization or initiative?
If yes, please check up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.




Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

it is in idea phase

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, NGOs/Nonprofits, For profit companies, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

through techncial support, net works and experience sharing