Recipients of the animals are found through the Tumaini AIDS Prevention Program (TAPP), church groups, and women’s groups. They are interviewed and visited several times before a gift is made. As part of the process, the recipient can request a type of animal they wish to receive.
Another important component of the program is that each recipient signs an agreement that they will give the first female offspring of any cow or goat to another woman. That woman also agrees to give the first female offspring to another woman and the chain continues. This allows the person receiving the gift to also be a blessing to others, breaking down some of the stigma associated with receiving aid.