Sally is 54 years old and from Silobi Village in Umzingwane District of Matabeleland South in Zimbabwe. She is a widow and HIV+, her husband having passed away from AIDS complications a few years ago. She is raising her 3 grandchildren on her own. The eldest is 16 and the youngest just turning 1 year old.
Sally makes a living by cutting and selling thatching grass during the winter dry months and also making grass brooms which she sells at $1 each. Her average monthly income is $35. She was identified 4 years ago as a potential beneficiary of the AFCA goat project and last week it was her turn to receive 3 pregnant goats from Morning Star Camp where the goat program is based. She received training in the basics of looking after her goats and was so excited to receive them. She sat and hugged one of the goats as her neighbors assisted in getting them settled. Sally said, " May God Bless Mrs Tanya and AFCA family for this big chance for me to do something better for my grandchildren."
Morning Star is privileged to be the local partner for AFCA in this life changing initiative.
We checked on Sally and her goats this morning. All is well and we expect the kids to be born during this month of April.
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 giving this year, please keep us in mind so we can continue our good work through 2023 and beyond. 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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