Children
 Zimbabwe
Project #16081

Bunnies for Little Ones in Zimbabwe

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Summary

We will provide a pair of mature rabbits to benefit 90 orphaned youth, aged 3-18, along with training on proper care, basic veterinary skills and seeds for a garden. We are moving these orphans out of the poverty cycle by allowing them to pay for their school fees, food and other necessities, while providing them with the skills necessary to fend for themselves.
$2,650
total goal
$1,555
remaining
32
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Orphans in Zimbabwe are in desperate need of a way to provide for themselves so that they can afford food, school fees, rent, clothes, and other necessities of life. With little or no training received by parents who died too young, this generation of children are left without the education they need to provide for themselves.

Solution

This project will provide 90 children aged 3-18 with rabbits so they can start a business. Along with the rabbits, they will receive seeds and training on how to grow veggies for themselves and their animals. With husbandry, veterinary and budgeting training, they are well on their way to providing for themselves. Transportation and delivery of the animals, seeds and continued support are included, as well.

Long-Term Impact

As the children grow into adulthood, they will take with them the knowledge learned in their childhood of how to be animal farmers and they will be able to provide for themselves, not leaning on external funding to care for them. This is a project that will help generations to come, breaking the cycle of poverty in a country gripped by it.

Resources

http:/​/​www.afcaids.org
Hunger is looming for Zimbabweans
Where we work and what we do

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

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