All of you who know me know that I have a big heart for other people in impoverished nations that don’t have the most simple and basic necessities of life.. and not talking about the iphone with 100 apps on it.. Im talking about food, water, medicine.. even just warmth.. World Vision is one of my favorite non profit organizations because there are so many ways to give back for an area that you may be particularly interested in.. In fact there is so much need in the world that its almost impossible not to find an area which strikes a chord in your heart..
Well I am glad you asked..
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 can produce not only healthy milk but cheese, yogurt and other much needed dairy products.Since 16 cups a day is typically more than enough for the average family. A family would be able to sell/trade the additional milk for other food and needed materials and supplies. Goats are also a very practical animal and actually flourish in harsh climates while other animals might not survive of the scarce vegetation and produce valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.
Also the reason I bought 2 goats (1 male and 1 female) would allow for the opportunity to potentially sell the offspring and make additional money to help support the family financially. Equipping them with a stable source of nutrients and vitamins but also a source of income.. A great thing to do I think for a family in need.. Who knew that goats could be so valuable to a family. Another really awesome thing you can do is pick the region in which you want the contribution to go to. I just thought it was so cool that you could buy goats.. seriously though.. how cool is that!!