Buy a goat for a family in Guatemala - and improve a child's potential in life. Childhood malnutrition is a serious and widespread problem in developing countries, but you can help fight it.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
If young children don't get the nutrition they need, they lose what all kids deserve - the chance to reach their full potential. Chronic malnutrition puts children at far greater risk of dying from common childhood disease. It also permanently stunts their physical and intellectual growth. In many rural indigenous communities of Guatemala, childhood malnutrition rates are near 80 percent. The problem contributes to a cycle of poverty that traps families for generations - but it can be broken.
How will this project solve this problem?
Goat milk allows poor families to give their children animal protein otherwise out of reach. Goat manure fertilizes gardens providing other essential nutrients. Plants grown to feed the goat reduce soil erosion and help improve small farm production.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children grow up bigger, smarter, and healthier; families earn extra income; and after reproducing, a goat is passed on to neighbors. One goat can change a child's life and a community's potential.
Total Funding Received to Date: $81,314
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 $81,314 . The original project funding goal was $80,000.