Goats for 145 AIDS Orphans

$18,814 $0
Raised Remaining


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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $18,814

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 $18,814 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.



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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:

Provide Youth in Zimbabwe with Hope
Provide youth infected and/or affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe with whatever they need in order to continue their education, whether it be food, training, medicine, school fees, or supplies. We will be targeting over 200 children and youth, giving them the tools necessary to return or stay in school, knowing that sickness, hunger, lack of funds, lack of training, and other obstacles often will keep under privileged children out of school. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

tanya weaver

Harrisburg, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Goats for 145 AIDS Orphans