IRINGA, Tanzania

When Osmund Ueland met a group of farmers to pitch his idea about starting a goat milk project to help poor families improve nutrition and boost incomes, he elicited loud applause from the crowd.

Huddled in a dimly lit mud-walled house, the farmers unanimously approved the idea saying it was the best step to curb malnutrition and fight poverty.

“I congratulate him. This is a grace we need to embrace. We cannot let it slip away,” said Damian Muhomwa, a resident of Masukanzi in Tanzania’s southern highlands. “Whoever doesn’t use this opportunity, will remain poor forever.”

The 72-year-old,

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