Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe
Livestock for 300 Orphan Families in Zimbabwe

Project Report | May 7, 2024
Star Goat Beneficiary

By Gary | Partner in Africa

Mrs. Sibanda's New House
Mrs. Sibanda's New House

Today I had the great pleasure of visiting with Mrs. Sibanda who we have chosen as our STAR GOAT BENIFICIARY. She is amazing and here is her story.   

As with a great many Zimbabweans, Mrs. Sibanda was forced to immigrate to South Africa in the early 2000's due to the dire economic situation that has bedevilled our country for over 20 years. She and her husband lived and worked in South Africa for 8 years, only returning when he fell ill in 2012. He went on to pass away in 2013 leaving her virtually destitute and with two children, ages 5 and 3 months, to provide for.  She worked hard growing and selling vegetables to keep the little family fed.  Her life was a struggle with no extra in the budget for any frills or fancies.

This situation changed for the better in 2017 when she was selected to become a beneficiary of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS goat project. She was given three pregnant female goats named Hope, Speck and Daisy who turned out to be an absolute blessing in her life.  From those 3 pioneers she built up a herd of 44 goats in total. Speck and Daisy produced numerous sets of twins over the years and everyone of Hopes kids was female.  This is the breakdown of how the goats were used ...

5 died while still quite young

9 sold over the years to buy food and clothing plus pay for school tuition for the two children.

25 goats sold toward the end of last year to raise funds to build a new house.

5 goats remaining in her herd of which one has just borne a female kid and another of is pregnant....so off she goes again to build up the herd!!!

We presented Mrs. Sibanda today with $40 cash from the AFCA goat fund in recognition of her hard work and incredible achievement. She was absolutely delighted and very thankful. As we drove away I glanced in the rearview mirror and she was dancing wildly around her yard....wish I could have filmed that.

The El Nino induced drought has hit our rural communities really really hard (see pics of the corn crop... absolutely devastating) so having good goats in your herd to sell or trade for food is an incredible benefit to all of our beneficiaries.

Everyone here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, and our partners in Africa, thank you for your continued support of this important project.  If you would like to learn even more about this project and others, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

Signing to Receive Her $40 Prize!
Signing to Receive Her $40 Prize!
Mrs. Sibanda's Corn Field
Mrs. Sibanda's Corn Field
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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
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tanya weaver
Harrisburg , PA United States
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