Children
 Ethiopia
Project #14384

Buy a Camel, Help Combat Poverty

by Save the Children Federation
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Summary

Purchase a camel, goat, or cow for a family, and improve a child's potential in life! Childhood malnutrition is a dangerous, widespread problem in developing countries, but you have the power to help fight it.
$100
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Malnutrition is an underlying cause of 2.6 million child deaths each year. Millions more children survive, but suffer lifelong physical and cognitive impairments because they did not get the nutrients they needed early in their lives when their growing bodies and minds were most vulnerable. When children are malnourished at such a young age, the negative effects are largely irreversible.

Solution

Baby chicks grow to produce protein-rich eggs with essential nutrients. Goats provide the two-fold benefit of generating income and supplying food/dairy. Sheep supply warm wool, milk and fertilizer to improve daily life. Donkeys provide families with continuous labor pulling carts, hauling water and plowing fields. Cows provide essential milk and a stable source of income. Camels boost the income of families in poverty-stricken communities.

Long-Term Impact

Children grow up bigger, smarter, and healthier because their families earn extra income. After reproducing, animals are passed on to neighbors. One camel can change a child's life and transform a community's potential.

Resources

http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Support Save the Children's Global Action Fund
Save the Children Health Programs

Organization Information

Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Project Leader:
Penelope Crump
Fairfield, CT Afghanistan

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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