A great opportunity to give a meaningful gift or end-of-year donation!
Haitian agronomist Etienne Francois is excited to restart the Kids 4 Kidz goat training program, which was paused following Hurricane Matthew while Etienne and his team led recovery and rebuilding efforts. It’s time NOW to re-energize the program and Etienne is ready!
- Youth between the ages of 12-15 will be given one female goat.
- They will learn to care for and breed the goat.
- They will not only learn the responsibility of animal husbandry, but also basic barter economics. This will bring income, milk, and meat to their families.
- All youth “gift” their first offspring. Their first baby goat is returned to Etienne to be given to a new student, thus benefiting more community children and their families. This is a highly sustainable program!
An added bonus of this program is that it encourages youth to stay near their family homes rather than moving to the “big city” for employment. Migration to urban areas has many unintended consequences for the individuals, their families, and society.
Contributions of any amount will be gratefully accepted. Use this Donate button to specify the amount of your gift.
Male (Boer) goats cost $265. This breed is much larger than traditional Haitian goats & produces larger, heavier animals.
Use the “Shop for Goats” button to donate one or more goats.