Three village women in Tanzania are part of an agricultural cooperative sponsored by Africa Bridge - www.africabridge.org
. In their case, they are "cow keepers." The co-op provides them with a cow. The first calf goes back into the co-op for another family and then get to keep (or sell) ensuing calves. The income from milk and calves provides for their own children and for orphans they have taken in. Each woman has taken in one or more orphans.