• It is a flagship programme of the government of Rwanda.
  • The Girinka (meaning ‘May you have a cow’) programme started in 2006 to provide one cow to every poor family for their nutritional and financial Security.
  • In addition, it serves as a source of soil nutrients via manure to assist in small-scale cropping activity.
  • It is helping to transform rural livelihoods and address poverty alleviation.
  • The programme was set up with the central aim of reducing child nutrition rates and increasing household incomes of poor farmers.
  • Why in news? The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, donated 200 cows under this program. - Girinka

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