Buy a Camel, Help Combat Poverty



Purchase a camel, goat, or cow for a family, and improve a child's potential in life! Childhood malnutrition is a dangerous, widespread problem in developing countries, but you have the power to help fight it.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Malnutrition is an underlying cause of 2.6 million child deaths each year. Millions more children survive, but suffer lifelong physical and cognitive impairments because they did not get the nutrients they needed early in their lives when their growing bodies and minds were most vulnerable. When children are malnourished at such a young age, the negative effects are largely irreversible.

How will this project solve this problem?

Baby chicks grow to produce protein-rich eggs with essential nutrients. Goats provide the two-fold benefit of generating income and supplying food/dairy. Sheep supply warm wool, milk and fertilizer to improve daily life. Donkeys provide families with continuous labor pulling carts, hauling water and plowing fields. Cows provide essential milk and a stable source of income. Camels boost the income of families in poverty-stricken communities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children grow up bigger, smarter, and healthier because their families earn extra income. After reproducing, animals are passed on to neighbors. One camel can change a child's life and transform a community's potential.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $100

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 $100 .  The original project funding goal was $60,000.


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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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Project Leader

Penelope Crump

Fairfield, CT Afghanistan

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