Project #12982

Goats and Training for Daya and her siblings

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Mar 6, 2013

They Got Their Goats!

Daya and her family
Daya and her family

After receiving various trainings in husbandry and basic veterinary skills, Daya and her siblings received three pregnant goats! I had the pleasure of being there when the goats were given to the children and I couldn't have been happier.  What an exciting moment for us all, but surely, the most excited were the children who were just so eager to take their new animals home.

The children wore their best clothes for the occassion and showed up early, right where they'd been told to come.  The goat pen at home was ready and had been inspected by the trainers and all was in order.  There was nothing left to do but to hug the children, congratulate them, tag the goats' ears, vaccinate the animals, and hand them over.  Shy Daya was over the moon, as were the other kids - they know they have a future. They can raise these animals and can breed them and can grow a flock.  They can drink the milk for the time being and can use the manure to fertilize the seeds in their garden (we gave them seeds, too).  Later, when the flock is older and more mature, they will give three pregnant female goats to another orphan family and the rest are theirs.  They can barter, sell or eat some of them, while allowing the babies to grow and mature. Really, this is life-changing!

Thank you for being part of this project and for changing the life of a small family in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

  • Patricia Beelby
    Patricia Beelby This is a wonderful report. I appreciate seeing the children and hearing about how they have been supported to make this a success. I also appreciate that they will have an opportunity to give back. this is truly a sustainable project. Is there a way I can post this to my facebook page?
    • 4 years ago
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  • AFCAids
    AFCAids Patricia, I am so happy you liked the report and project. I truly love this project because it changes their lives. It really, really does. We have various projects of this sort, with different animals, depending on the needs of the children. I invite you to check out our website and to email me if you'd like to... Read more »
    • 4 years ago
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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

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

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