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
Jan 22, 2019

Fascinating Time of the Year

It is always a fascinating time of the year, watching these babies arrive in the world.  We have 12 new kids and 8 of those are twins!  Sometimes we are lucky enough to observe and cheer our mums on as they work hard to bring their babies into the world.  Then to see how within the hour those helpless babies are doing a wobbly balancing act and searching out their mum’s udder for the first suck of nourishment.  In each birth I see another miracle of life. We still have several more does due to give birth and so the waiting game continues. 

So far we have had a really good season with 4 sets of twins and 4 single births.  Ratio of bucklings to doelings is slightly in favour of the girls!  It is a close competition!  We are short of sponsors for names and have given temporary names as it is hard to communicate with babes with no names!!!  We can’t call them all Cutie!!!! Some of the temporary names are Bubble and Squeak, Shirley and Shrek, Peach and PawPaw (their mum is Mango!) Cecil and Pookie.  

We have also been busy visiting families, and have identified another few vulnerable families where we are hoping to re-home does.  One family Thando and I visited live over 8 miles from us on a very ‘scenic’ road!  We were lucky to be able to get to a speed of 6 miles an hour for most of the drive.  We will need to move the goats there before the rains begin as I do not think a vehicle will be able to travel those roads easily when the wet season is upon us.

The team here at the American Foundation for Children with AIDS thanks you for supporting this project and the work we do for the children in Africa.  As you start to make decisions regarding your 2019 giving, please keep us in mind so we can continue our good work.  We wish you a new year full of many blessings and as much hope as you have shared with us.  If you would like to learn even more about what we do or how you can meet some of the children you have helped, please contact Tanya Weaver at tweaver@AFCAids.org. 

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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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