One goat can change everything. Her milk provides great protein to help children grow. The family can also sell any extra to earn money for medicines and other necessities.
A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Goat's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk and is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that growing children need. Goats are practical animals — flourishing in harsh climates while producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.
Teopista, an AIDS orphan and World Vision-sponsored child in Uganda, is proud of her first gift ever — two donated goats that will help provide her with a brighter future. "I was very happy when I got the goats," says the 10-year-old. "They will be of use to us. We will get money from them. I thank World Vision for thinking about me, too."
Her aunt Restetuta feels the same way. "When the goats give birth again, we will sell off some of the younger [goats]," says Restetuta. "We will use the money to buy Teopista a school uniform, books, and beddings. We can also buy food with some of the money. I thank World Vision so much for all the help they have given us. We know that those goats will be of benefit to us in future."
When you give any animal, a portion of the gift may also help provide watering sources, farming assistance, famine relief, and other related essentials as needed.
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