This sub-component is targeted at women (between 0 to 18 on NPSC.) from households that score between 0-18 on the poverty score card. Women from these households will be provided productive assets which will include poultry, goats and large ruminants.
The purpose of this sub-component is to provide poor women with a sustainable source of livelihood. Livestock is primarily a women’s activity. Most households cannot afford to buy their own livestock and many share the ownership of livestock with landlords under various exploitative arrangements that define their share in the produce and offspring.
This sharing arrangement limits the returns women obtain from this activity. By providing them with their own livestock women can break the vicious cycle and work for themselves and enhance their own incomes.