October 29, 2014
In late August we purchased our second group of 10 buffalo. Torrential rains and treacherous roads extended the normal 1800km journey from Deli to ten days instead of seven.
It's no wonder the buffalo were wild-eyed and extremely nervous and unable to cope with an open space. We were forced to build a temporary shed to house them until they adjusted. Two months later mothers and babies are thriving and milk production is up. It's very encouraging that The Widows cause is now self-sustaining. 180 frail widows are been fed on the 1st of each month.
Salaries for our two herdsmen running the buffalo farm are covered, as are the salaries of 2 supervisors who oversight our small business opportunities for younger widows. Shed extensions on the buffalo farm have been completed and awaiting the arrival of our next 10 buffalo.