Raising goats at our center will provide sustainable food source for our girls. I believe in this project because for everything I do I weigh the short and long term benefits, and this project will make a lasting impact. Goats thrive very well here since we have plenty of grass for them to graze on. They provide milk (which is a staple of the Maasai diet) and cheese. Female goats multiply, goats are used for food, and their dung is used as fertilizer.
We will be building a small shed for the Shepard and fencing to protect the goats at night from wild animals. The surrounding area which is free range for livestock would provide sufficient food for the goats. The overheads of the project would be the hiring of a Shepard, (approximately $50 a month), minerals (less than $10 a month), and medicine (less than $25 a month). Our goal is to start with 100 goats, which will be enough to nourish our girls with enough excess goat milk to sell in order to cover the costs in caring for the herd. This project is truly sustainable!
For only $35 we can purchase a young breeding female goat. Will you please help us by sponsoring a goat this holiday season? Your goat will make such a difference to the health and well being of the girls here at MGRC.