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.
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.
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.