The Good Goat from Brighter Futures Zambia

by Brighter Futures Zambia in Whitley Bay

We did it
On 10th July 2013 we successfully raised £1,611 with 72 supporters in 30 days

Zambia has one of the largest orphan populations in the world. In a country devastated by AIDS, grandmothers and other caregivers are doing their best to look after these children. Finding regular work is hard and education is expensive. It’s an enormous problem – enough to make you feel totally helpless. But there is something that can help. And it’s goat-shaped. Just £12 buys a female goat. We give 10 families, a herd of five female goats and they all share three billy goats between them. The milk provides an income to feed, clothe and educate the orphans.

by Brighter Futures Zambia in Whitley Bay

The Good Goat

Zambia has one of the largest orphan populations in the world. In a country devastated by AIDS, grandmothers and other caregivers are doing their best to look after these children. Finding regular work is hard and education is expensive. It’s an enormous problem – enough to make you feel totally helpless.

But there is something that can help. And it’s goat-shaped.

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here's how

Just £12 buys a female goat. We give 10 families a herd of five female goats and they all share two billy goats between them. The milk helps provide an income to feed, clothe and educate the children, as well as a valuable source of nutrition.

then things

When the goats have babies, these kids are given to other families in the community. And then when they reproduce, they’re given out to families in neighbouring villages.

So your goat doesn’t just change one child’s future but a whole community’s. And the good from your goat ripples out across the country.

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 who are we

Brighter Futures Zambia works to provide orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia with a happier, healthier and safer present – plus a more secure and fulfilling future. To help us get there, join our latest fundraising project, The Good Goat.

We are a UK based charity founded by sisters Katie & Jennie who were inspired by their trips to the area where they met and worked with the Buntolo group who provide care for children (especially those affected by HIV/AIDS). BFZ was set up to raise funds and support for the Buntolo group and other projects working with children and their carers in Zambia.

For more information on BFZ and our work please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrighterFuturesZambia

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

We'll give you a big thank you on Facebook and you'll become one of our 'Good Goat Herders'

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive a handmade thank you card created by the children and carers of the orphan and vulnerable children group.

£12 or more

44 of 50 claimed

£12 Reward

And name your truly heroic, female goat.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£20 Reward

Get a beautiful photo of the goat family you have helped to create.

£62 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£62 Reward

Your billy goat completes a family's herd. You'll receive a fantastic collection of handicrafts made for you by the women and children of the orphan and vulnerable children group.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Get yourself to Zambia and we'll arrange for you to visit your herd of goats - and the families whose lives they've changed.

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