Donate a cow
How it works
CARSA play an integral role in ensuring the sustainability of this project. From healing and reconciliation workshops, staff members work with local leaders to identify prime candidate to receive the cows. Genocide survivors and released prisoners will begin by working to build the cow shed and then continuing to care for and share the benefits of the cow together, until it gives birth to a calf. This calf will be given to the offender’s family, so now both families own a cow. From the calf, another calf will be given to another family, and so on.
Throughout this entire process, CARSA will continue to counsel, listen and pray with the beneficiaries. They will coach and encourage them to put their profits to good use for the benefit of their families and the community.
Most importantly, the relationships will be continually on the road to restoration so that communities may live in peace and harmony together.
How you can help
For two people to attend a healing and reconciliation workshop and receive a cow cost approximately $ 1300.This will cover the cost of workshop attendance, support for a cow shed, preparing farmers, the purchasing of a cow, monitoring and evaluation and a small administrative fee. This may seem very expensive but cow are extremely valuable source of live for the people of Rwanda.
We realize this is a large expense that many people do not have the capacity to give themselves, so we encourage you to get creative and partner with your communities. This could mean your extended families, church, work places or classmates. Divide among several people, the seemingly expensive burden of a cow can become a very feasible reality. When you give a gift of a cow, we will be happy to provide you with a photo of the cow, the families and a periodic report of the process. If you should also desire, you can be in communication with the people your gift has been given. Of course your prayer will be an essential aspect of the reconciliation process as you partner with your Rwandan friends in their journey toward a personal and corporate healing. You should certainly feel a participant and proud in the process of reconciliation of Rwanda.