We are so proud and delighted to hear stories of the women in our villages who are doing remarkably well, and creating a future for themselves and their families. Pictured above is Hawa, 32 years old, married to a farmer, with three of her five young children. Hawa is from Jafaina Village, in the south of North Darfur, adopted by Kids for Kids only last year in 2018. In September 2018 Hawa received five goats and one local breed donkey from the Animal Loan Committee, along with basic essentials including two blankets and two mosquito nets to protect and keep her family warm at night. Kids for Kids also provided vaccines for the animals, anthelmintic and worming treatments: preventing disease is essential to enable Hawa to build up her flock.
After the rainy season last year, Hawa’s goats produced two kids and this year they produced five more kids! After just one year, Hawa now has 12 goats in total – and four of her nanny goats are pregnant right now! She has done very well in keeping her promise to take good care of her animals – the same promise that all Kids for Kids beneficiaries make before receiving assistance from the Animal Loan Committee. Hawa has made sure that the goats have access to an area of shade from the hot desert sun at all times. She collected bits of trees, grass, and dry fodder to create a Tabana near her home where the goats can graze. The goats have provided milk that she is able to feed her children - and even more, so that she has been learning to make yoghurt that she can sell in the El Fasher and Turra Markets nearby.
The fact that after only one year Hawa does not have to worry as much about feeding her children, thanks to her Kids for Kids goats, is a huge success! Just five goats and one year have enabled a young mother of five to see a future for her family. This is the sort of story that melts our hearts - and we can't wait to see what is next for Hawa!
Stay tuned for more updates on Hawa and her family in our coming 2020 reports. In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful end to 2019 and a fantastic start to the new year! We would be thrilled if you would consider becoming a regular monthly donor this year - a sure way to make a huge difference this new year.
With a big thanks for your continuous support to our life changing projects,
The Kids for Kids Team
Hawa and little ones