My friend Matthew (JesusNeedsNewPR) is campaigning to spread the word for Give a Goat week. This week, before the black Friday & the holiday rush begins, start off your giving by giving a goat to a needy family.
Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market.
A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Goat 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.
…a goat is affordable: Only $75. And for somebody who might not be able to afford to sponsor a child through World Vision, this is an affordable option to give and help a family in need this holiday season.
I’ve been on two trips with World Vision, to Uganda and Dominican Republic, and have witnessed firsthand the amazing benefits that one goat can make in the life of a family or community. While a goat might not seem like much to us, for many across the globe, a goat is one of the most cherished gifts they can receive. Because for them, one goat represents the opportunity for sustainability.
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