Goats and Training for Daya and her siblings

$905 $0
Raised Remaining


Being an orphan is not easy. Raising siblings is not easy. Taking care of a grandma is not easy. We will provide three grown, pregnant goats and a male goat to a family of orphans to help them on the road to self-sufficiency. They will be trained prior to and after receiving the animals, vaccines and transport of the animals. Seeds for a personal garden are included, too, so that the manure will be put to good use, giving the children fresh veggies to complement the milk from their goats.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

AIDS orphans are in a very difficult situation. They must provide for themselves and their siblings, as well as an elderly grandparent who might be looking after them. These kids don't eat well and often, can't go to school due to lack of energy and funds. In a country like Zimbabwe where there are over 1.8 million orphans, the problem is HUGE. Training children to become business men and women is key to ending the cycle of poverty.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will provide Daya and her family with 3 pregnant goats after they've received husbandry training and have constructed appropriate housing for their animals. As the animals grow, their milk is drunk by the children and their manure is used in a garden with seeds provided by this micro-grant. After 3 years, the flock is big enough so that the children sell one or two animals and can eat meat. With ongoing training, they are herders with a business of their own, providing for their needs.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long-term effect of this project is that another family will be able to pull themselves out of the poverty cycle. They, with training and ongoing support, will become herders, owners of a flock of goats which will keep producing milk, manure and meat to help sustain the family and others int he community. This will be a family who will donate 3 goats to another one, and the cycle will keep being broken, from one family to the other.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $905

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $905 .  The original project funding goal was $830.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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A microproject connected to this project:

Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
This project will provide funds to purchase goats, chickens, sheep, pigs, guinea fowl, and/or rabbits for children affected/infected by AIDS. The children and guardians will receive training in husbandry and basic veterinary skills, as well as porridge (spot gap while animals grow) and seeds for gardens. This short and long-term sustainable program will benefit over 1500 children and 300 guardians. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

tanya weaver

Harrisburg, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Goats and Training for Daya and her siblings