145 AIDS orphans will be given an effective and sustainable way to break the cycle of poverty in which they currently find themselves.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
AIDS orphans are in a precarious situation, especially when they live in a country where they have no one to care for them. With no income, they cannot purchase food nor pay for school fees, rent or clothes. This exacerbates their terrible situation, leaving them either dependent on others or with nothing with which to survive.
How will this project solve this problem?
145 orphans will receive husbandry, veterinary and gardening training, as well as marketing and budgeting trainings, along with 3 full-grown female goats and seeds for gardens. These goats will give the children milk to drink and sell, as well as manure for their personal gardens. As time passes, the flocks will grow and the children can start selling and bartering the animals in order to pay for their school fees, food, and other basic needs.
Potential Long Term Impact
Once children and guardians are given the tools to get out of poverty, they rarely want to go back to life before the change. Due to this, we have a great success rate with this type of project and children are moving forward, helping themselves and their communities. Trainings received are trickled down to other community members and to younger children, reviving once-dead communities and breaking the cycle of poverty and welfare.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,814
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 $18,814 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.
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