Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo
Livestock for Orphaned Children in Congo

Project Report | May 1, 2024
Mother of Eight Completes Goat Contract

By Guy | Partner in Africa

I am 50 years old and I am a mother of 8 children.  I live in Gemena near the Mombonga/Libenge Moke river in Congo.  I am part of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS beneficiaries, as my husband abandoned me with all 8 children. Out of love and concern for the vulnerable, AFCA called me and trained me for livestock as well as agriculture.

In 2022, I was given three female goats and I started breeding. When these animals multiplied, it helped me a lot and constituted the only way to live with the children.  Despite the diseases that kill our animals, I managed to achieve something through these animals such as:

- I built a straw house.

- All my children have had the chance to study because at the start of each school year, I sell goats so that I can buy notebooks, clothes and other school supplies and then I advance the school fees.

- I had my eldest son study until he obtained his state diploma.

- As I am alone, when the children get sick, I take them to the hospital for appropriate care thanks to the goats.

I am very grateful because AFCA has taken an act of good faith towards me and my children.  Otherwise I don't know how my family would have lived given that their father had abandoned us.  I thank you very much and ask that you continue to do the same for other vulnerable families.  Today, I am at the end of my contract with AFCA because God helped me and I returned all the goats!  Thank you and God bless you!

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa, thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at 

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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
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Twitter: @AFCAids
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg , PA United States
$10,510 raised of $15,620 goal
196 donations
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