Ms. Jenny’s class has teamed up with Heifer International and through donations will purchase and donate a goat to a family in need in Africa.
On small farms, goats are often the key to a family’s survival. Along with training and education in its care, each goat gift donation:
- Provides milk, cheese and butter for nourishment
- Boosts income through sales of extra milk and wool
- Encourages better crop yields by creating fertilizer and clearing land
“Goats are known for providing delicious milk, which can be used to create cheese that can be sold for income, in turn providing a family’s children the opportunity to go to school. Goat milk is more easily digestible, and one animal can produce up to four gallons a day. Goats are ideal for zero grazing, which means very little land is needed to raise them. Their natural curiosity and intelligence also makes them great pets for families with children.”
The goat will cost $120, so if each student in Ms. Jenny’s class raises $5 they have already met their goal! Any extra money raised will be donated to the organization or they may just purchase and donate a few small animals like bees, chickens and ducks.