| Jul 8, 2019
The Rains Begin - will this mean Twin Kids?!
With all that is happening in Sudan right now, at least there is finally rain. The heat in Europe we've all heard about has come from the Sahara in Africa. It may be pleasant for us, but can you imagine what the temperature of 50 C means where there is no electricity, no air conditioning and no way to cool down?
Rain is an absolute necessity, but not reliable, in Darfur where families rely on what they can grow for food. Luckily for our Goats and Donkeys, grass is the first thing to grow, which will provide nutrients for the animals. If the rains continue then animals will flourish and hopefully have twins!! Can you imagine how lucky that would be for families with growing flocks? In bad years nanny goats will have only one kid, or sometimes none at all.
When communities choose beneficiary families, a part of the training in animal husbandry includes training to collect grass once it is long enough and store it correctly so it is sufficient for the next hungry season. We must always think ahead in terms of everything Kids for Kids does because of the harsh and changing climate in Darfur, where each year brings new challenges.
We thank you all for your generous support, and encourage you to give more goats (and donkeys!) so families will have a better chance. Every goat you give plays an instrumental part in changing the life of a child who has no other hope.
Crossing our Fingers for Twin Kids!