Children
 Zimbabwe
Project #13321

Goats for 145 AIDS Orphans

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
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Innocent, Bandile and Perfect
Innocent, Bandile and Perfect

Simon Moyo is an 81 year old guardian who is looking after Innocent Moyo who is 5 years old, Bandile Moyo, 3 years old and Perfect Moyo who is 2 years old. They reside in Mayezane village. The 3 children lost their parents two years ago, and since then, the children have been staying with their grandfather, who struggles to purchase food, clothes, and blankets to stay warm.  He has found it impossible to pay the school fees for Innocent who should be in kindergarden.

Thanks to this project, this small family received three pregnant goats, which are doing really well in their new home. The manure is helping the garden grow (they also received seeds as part of this project) and everyone is excited, waiting for the baby goats to be born.

In the words of a child much older than his real 5 years of age, little Innocent said,“having goats has been the most exciting thing that happened in my life. I enjoy driving goats into the kraal in the evening. I can see the life of my family change for the better as the flock size grows. I can't wait to hold the little goats and to see them grow up.  And, I really like drinking milk - I hadn't tasted it before and I find that I really like it.”

Thank you for giving hope to Simon and his grandchildren! Thank you for changing lives in a country so far away...this is truly a hand up, not a hand out.  

Simon and the kids
Simon and the kids
 

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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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