Health
 Guatemala
Project #7097

Buy a Goat for a Family in Guatemala

by Save the Children Federation

Summary

Buy a goat for a family in Guatemala - and improve a child's potential in life. Childhood malnutrition is a serious and widespread problem in developing countries, but you can help fight it.
$99,000
total goal
$0
remaining
1,373
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

If young children don't get the nutrition they need, they lose what all kids deserve - the chance to reach their full potential. Chronic malnutrition puts children at far greater risk of dying from common childhood disease. It also permanently stunts their physical and intellectual growth. In many rural indigenous communities of Guatemala, childhood malnutrition rates are near 80 percent. The problem contributes to a cycle of poverty that traps families for generations - but it can be broken.

Solution

Goat milk allows poor families to give their children animal protein otherwise out of reach. Goat manure fertilizes gardens providing other essential nutrients. Plants grown to feed the goat reduce soil erosion and help improve small farm production.

Long-Term Impact

Children grow up bigger, smarter, and healthier; families earn extra income; and after reproducing, a goat is passed on to neighbors. One goat can change a child's life and 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 United States
$102,101 raised of $99,000 goal
 
1,806 donations
$0 to go
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