A small business with horns! Buy a goat and contribute to a long-term poverty-fighting project. Goats provide meat, milk and cheese for the family table. They can also be bred and sold for profit. Projects also offer training on how to rear goats, build a goat shed and grow fodder.
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Real change, one goat at a time.
This little boy lives in Tanzania, where TEAR partner BRAC is working with local communities on a livelihood project in which families can access agricultural training and a goat for breeding. In rural Tanzania, most people are subsistence farmers who face a daily struggle to produce enough food for the family table.
The goat’s milk helps improve the family’s nutrition, and can also be sold for extra income. Some goats that are bred are passed on to fellow community members, and others can be sold for a profit.
Through the project training, people can also learn how to manage and rear goats, build a goat shed and grow and prepare trees for fodder. (BRAC promotes zero grazing for goats to reduce the stress on the environment.)
About our partner – BRAC (Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre)
BRAC was established in 1993 as part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Mara. It helps the poorest of the poor in the communities it serves. Its “Empowering Communities for Better Livelihood and Environment” project involves training for farmers in groups around improved water access, goat rearing, vegetable growing, bee-keeping, fish farming, constructing fuel-efficient stoves, tree planting and seedling production. All of the project’s activities are designed to preserve the environment.