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March 2018

The cow…

According to many Hindu scriptures, there is no gift higher in merit than the gift of a cow.

The ZBNF (Zero Budget Natural Farming) method relies on cow dung and urine from the Indian cow. Therefore the cows are the foundation of our project.

The first 27 cows and their calves have arrived, and there are more to come! They were ceremoniously presented to their families in Kummarigudem on 4th March 2018. There was a large festival in the village where we celebrated with all the residents and many guests.

The villagers were overjoyed!!!

You can see all the photos and videos here:


There is also a video (max. 30 seconds each) of each cow which you can view by clicking on its name:


All Cows1 All Cows2 All Cows3 Amma Lotti Amrita Gina Anne1 Anne2 Bhavani Naema Calf Anton Calf Gertrud Calf Nora Franka1 Franka2 Franka3 Ganga Monika Ganga Muhji1 Ganga Muhji2 Gauri Klixi Gina Gomukh Hanna Lakshmi Isha Merrit1 Isha Merrit2 Leana Lucky Lydia Lucky Mali Lucky Meika Lucky Meika2 Mahalakshmi Maria1 Maria2 Marietta Marita1 Marita2 Gretes home Pajuu Rahima1 Rahima2 Rahima3 Renate SaiRam Rita Sai Sophia1 Sai Sophia2 Swetha Uschi Yanomami

In the future three experienced ZBNF trainers will make field visits every ten days and carry out training. Workshops will also be organised on ZBNF farms. The first training session has already taken place and the trainer from Andhra Pradesh was very enthusiastic about the project and the interest shown by the 56 participants. The women particularly showed a lot of interest.

This year, our Indian partner organisation, the Maharshi Goshala Charitable Trust has again proved to be absolutely dependable and reliable.