This is an initiative to save the Umbalchery cattle from migration and slaughter house. We are hosting an adoption campaign where one can adopt a cow. Anyone across the globe can own an umbalachery cattle through us. All they need is to have a generous heart to save this cattle from extinction.
How can you contribute?
Any one who is willing to contribute to the cattle can reach us. We will buy the cattle on behalf of donor and the cattle will be taken care by a local family here. Those beneficiary families will be chosen based on their poor economical and social status. The cattle will be taken care by the family locally.
In turn the cattle will support the family economically in terms of milk, calf, manure and in all possible ways. The cattle ownership will remain with the donor and only the benefits / by-products can be enjoyed by the local care taker family.
The local care taker family is allowed only to enjoy the benefits of cattle and they never hold any ownership with the cattle. In this way we are looking upto save 1000 cattle in next one year. All we need is 1000 + donors and 1000 beneficiary families.
How do we implement?
As a working model of this project, we started buying cows and calves We have got cows worth Rs.1,50,000/+ and we'l buy more in the coming days to increase the base numbers. We have now 9 cattle in our farm
What's the urgent need?
Now we are looking for someone who can donate and support for a cow shed. We got estimate for the cow shed as approximately Rs 2,00,000. Out of this 1,10,000 is for steel fabrication erection and 90,000 is for flooring & wall. Along with this we are looking for some one who support for feeding these cows. On an average for 9 cattle together per day we need to spend around 500 rupees for all their feeding. It includes paddy stems (vaikkol), Punnakku, Theevanam and Thavudu. So on an average we need 15,000 per month for its maintenance. For one year maintenance all we need is Rs.1,80,000/.
On a successful execution of this demo project for a period of 6 months, we can start giving away the cows to beneficiary. We are yet to start beneficiary registration.
On the whole if we work towards saving 1000 numbers of cattle from endanger to extinction, we will be in need of 100,00,000/- in next one year. The focus is to reach this fund in coming year.