Buy a Goat for a Family in Guatemala

Oct 31, 2011

Facts and Stats About Our Progress

Guatemala Goats Project
Guatemala Goats Project

During this past quarter GlobalGiving donations were used to support the purchase 28 pure breed goats (20 female, 8 males) from Mexico. These animals will be used for the improvement of local breeds  and increasing milk production for at least 1600 goat-owner families.

Goat milk is an important source of animal protein for young children, in addition to increasing their sense of caring for animals.

A recent formal, external evaluation of Save the Children’s activities determined that chronic malnutrition among beneficiary children (less than 5 years old) of Save the Children food security activities in the highlands of Guatemala was reduced from 78.2% (August 2006) to 70.3% (August 2011).

Save the Children and the rural indigenous population of Quiché are grateful for GlobalGiving donations in support of this relatively simple, sustainable initiative in favor of reducing malnutrition.


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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

Westport, CT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Buy a Goat for a Family in Guatemala