Herd of goats
It just might be the most unique gift you’ll give this year. Goats may make us chuckle with their antics, but the impact they have on a family’s health and income is profound. They provide milk, which means essential protein for growing children, and the sale of offspring means an income to pay for housing, health, food and schooling. We’re m-a-a-a-d about this gift!
A mother of seven and grandmother of 13, Angele from Benin states it plainly: this gift has changed her life and the life of her family.
Angele and her family are among 16,000 people benefitting from this gift in Benin, Indonesia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. Mother goats are shared with even more community members to further extend the impact of this gift, and families both drink the goat milk and sell it for an income. Angele continues to share with other families her skills and knowledge in pen construction, livestock management and breeding.
"I share the knowledge I gained from Plan with my friends and other people so they adopt the best practices on how to care for their animals," she says.