The gift of a goat is a sustainable way to help a struggling family in Haiti. Goat milk is not only a source of nutrition but goat breeding can be a pathway out of poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Goats can thrive on just about anything -- even grass and leaves on the poor, dry land in rural Haiti -- so there is little cost for their upkeep. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk. Goat meat is a popular food in Haiti so there is a strong demand at the local market. Goats often have two or three kids a year so a community organization in Chabe, Haiti, wants to start a self-sufficient goat breeding enterprise.
How will this project solve this problem?
If we provide 33 goats, supplies and training for the 230 members of the community organization in Chabe, they will pass on their knowledge and new baby goats to other members so that it becomes a long term, viable self-sufficient enterprise.
Potential Long Term Impact
With the extra income provided by the sale of goats at market, an entire community organization will be self-sufficient. Also the goat’s milk will provide children better nutrition and improved health.
Total Funding Received to Date: $14,957
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 $14,957 . The original project funding goal was $14,470.