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 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.
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.
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