The Mvule Program is an economic development program focused on helping communities develop trust and working relationships through the planting of trees and raising goats.
People in a village commit to plant and care for Mvule Trees.
Working toward a common goal breaks down divisions and builds trust
between community members. Trust allows people to
cooperate despite religious, cultural, and family differences.
After a year of working together, the community buys goats using
money from Kibo Group. As the goat program matures and the people
learn to manage the process of revenue generation through
the selling of goat offspring, new ideas begin to emerge
for additional economic opportunities.
Using the experience and skills they developed during
the Mvule Program, the community can take initiative
and work on their own to implement additional projects using local
resources. We continue to mentor the group, and will
offer assistance in an advisory role when requested.