The gift of a goat is a sustainable way to help a struggling family in Haiti. Goat milk is not only a source of nutrition but goat breeding can be a pathway out of poverty.
Goats can thrive on just about anything -- even grass and leaves on the poor, dry land in rural Haiti -- so there is little cost for their upkeep. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk. Goat meat is a popular food in Haiti so there is a strong demand at the local market. Goats often have two or three kids a year so a community organization in Chabe, Haiti, wants to start a self-sufficient goat breeding enterprise.
If we provide 33 goats, supplies and training for the 230 members of the community organization in Chabe, they will pass on their knowledge and new baby goats to other members so that it becomes a long term, viable self-sufficient enterprise.
With the extra income provided by the sale of goats at market, an entire community organization will be self-sufficient. Also the goat’s milk will provide children better nutrition and improved health.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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