Children
 Zimbabwe
Project #13321

Goats for 145 AIDS Orphans

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
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Summary

145 AIDS orphans will be given an effective and sustainable way to break the cycle of poverty in which they currently find themselves.
$18,814
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

AIDS orphans are in a precarious situation, especially when they live in a country where they have no one to care for them. With no income, they cannot purchase food nor pay for school fees, rent or clothes. This exacerbates their terrible situation, leaving them either dependent on others or with nothing with which to survive.

Solution

145 orphans will receive husbandry, veterinary and gardening training, as well as marketing and budgeting trainings, along with 3 full-grown female goats and seeds for gardens. These goats will give the children milk to drink and sell, as well as manure for their personal gardens. As time passes, the flocks will grow and the children can start selling and bartering the animals in order to pay for their school fees, food, and other basic needs.

Long-Term Impact

Once children and guardians are given the tools to get out of poverty, they rarely want to go back to life before the change. Due to this, we have a great success rate with this type of project and children are moving forward, helping themselves and their communities. Trainings received are trickled down to other community members and to younger children, reviving once-dead communities and breaking the cycle of poverty and welfare.

Resources

http:/​/​http:www.AFCAids.org
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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

Funded Project!

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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