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Herding Goats Empowers Women in Africa

1000 Goats, and We’re NOT Stopping Here! GIVE A GOAT – GIVE HOPE

The scheme involves setting up women’s livestock groups, formed of mothers with young children. Half of the group receives one or two does (female goats) on the understanding they pass on one doe to another woman in the group once their herd has grown. We have given 150 goats, 112 are for Masaai widows with children.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FEEDS 10,000 CHILDREN: Join Restore a Child to BE THE CHANGE. We realized 10 years ago, in 2009, that giving goats to women in several African countries would help them feed their hungry children. Goats are Gift #3 in our Gift Catalog on our website. When there is no rain, and locust swarms and flooding destroys all their crops, women in Africa are hopeless to find food for their children. With Dr. Mitchell Davis, and his gift of 1,000 Goats, Restore a Child is inspiring African women to create a business, raise goats and sell some as the goats as they multiply 2-3 times a year. We still need your help with 200 more goats.

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Grace is an orphan girl that was abandoned by her mother on the beach two years ago when she was 18 months. She is a leader now. We built two homes for orphans in partnership with Dunia ya Heri, Thomas Kuesel and his wife Beata from Germany. Thomas was the president of Bogenhoffen in Austria.

Some of the 150 woman we are giving goats in order to help them create a business and feed their children and help other woman in their community. Most of these women are widows with orphan children who go to our schools. This project is in partnership with Dr. Laszlo Szabo at the Friedensau Adventist University in Germany.

By next year these women will have 5-6 goats to feed their children. They will sell extra milk for money to buy rice and beans and other items, and to send their children to school.

Beata Kuesel feeds baby goats just born. She is the mother to 22 orphan children, ages babies to six years old at our joint project in Tanzania.

Female goat is called a 'doe'. The doe can reach puberty 4 to 12 months of age. The doe should kid between 145-155 days from the date of breeding. Most of the time they have multiple "kids".

You will start to milk your goat when the babies are two weeks old. A goat lives 10 to 15 years with multiple deliveries and multiple "kids". Baby goats are also called "kids".

Ben SumnerHerding Goats Empowers Women in Africa