Buy a Goat for a Family in Guatemala

Apr 18, 2011

Just Kidding

Our project is moving along. We are very happy to report that the families who have received the goats are very grateful.

Every spring, we hope to have a healthy “kidding season” for the goats. Kidding is not making a joke! It is what farmers call it when mother goats give birth to babies. Like dogs have puppies and sheep have lambs – goats have “kids”.

Before a mother goat gives birth, it is important to prepare her pen – which will become the delivery room. Farmers have to make sure there is extra hay, clean water and special supplies for labor and delivery. Most of the time, kids are twins but some times there can be as many as 5 or 6 born at a time.

Thank you all so very much for your support. We will write again soon with news about the kids participating in this project – human and goat!

  • all-kids
    all-kids Hi Penny,I am so excited to hear from you and that the goats have found their new homes with families that are so happy to have them. I look forward toyour next email and all about the "kids" both human and goat! Good luck to you and your group. With fond affection. Merrilee
    • 3 years ago
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  • Penelope
    Penelope Awww... Thanks Merrilee. I'm putting up some photos so you can see them. :-)
    • 3 years ago
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  • all-kids
    all-kids Hi Penny, THE GOATS ARE SO CUTE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PHOTOS. I love them all. Please stay in touch. With all my heart I thank you for your news and for the pictures. Do the goats have names? With tons of affection, Merrilee
    • 3 years ago
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  • seralight
    seralight Hi Penelope, thank you for the report about the percentage of reduction in beneficiary children. I am curious as to why the reduction in malnutrition is only apprx, 8 % in 5 years when the study is focused on the beneficiaries only. thanks for any clarification on this.
    • 2 years ago
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Project Leader

Penelope Crump

Westport, CT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Buy a Goat for a Family in Guatemala