After receiving various trainings in husbandry and basic veterinary skills, Daya and her siblings received three pregnant goats! I had the pleasure of being there when the goats were given to the children and I couldn't have been happier. What an exciting moment for us all, but surely, the most excited were the children who were just so eager to take their new animals home.
The children wore their best clothes for the occassion and showed up early, right where they'd been told to come. The goat pen at home was ready and had been inspected by the trainers and all was in order. There was nothing left to do but to hug the children, congratulate them, tag the goats' ears, vaccinate the animals, and hand them over. Shy Daya was over the moon, as were the other kids - they know they have a future. They can raise these animals and can breed them and can grow a flock. They can drink the milk for the time being and can use the manure to fertilize the seeds in their garden (we gave them seeds, too). Later, when the flock is older and more mature, they will give three pregnant female goats to another orphan family and the rest are theirs. They can barter, sell or eat some of them, while allowing the babies to grow and mature. Really, this is life-changing!
Thank you for being part of this project and for changing the life of a small family in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
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