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Goat Farm Stable Project



The Problem

The Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to recover from decades of conflict between government and rebel forces that have left the country in a humanitarian crisis. It is estimated that more than 5 million people have died from war-related causes.

For many Congolese, every day seems to be a struggle to provide for the basic needs of their family. Deaf children face even greater challenges due to a lack of understanding in their culture. The deaf are often considered unintelligent and worthless. Many are left to fend for themselves and have very little hope for a better future.

The Program

Ephphata School for the Deaf empowers Deaf children and young adults by providing them with a quality education and skills, enabling them to support themselves and contribute to the well-being of their families.

In order to provide a healthier diet for their students, the school grows their own food and farms goats. A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day and also provides cheese, yogurt, and meat. Goat milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that children need. Ephphata School’s growing goat farm is in urgent need of a suitable stable. Goats need shelter like any other domestic animal, for a place to stay at night, security, and protection from adverse climates like cold, heat, and rain.

The cost of the project is $15,000 CAD

Your Gift Makes a Big Difference!

  • A 36’ by 18’ stable will provide adequate shelter to Ephphata’s growing goat farm.
  • Goat milk is wholesome, easily digestible and nutritious.
  • Goats are easy to train and handle even by children. They are very social animals.
  • Goat farming can be profitable for the school and help produce a steady income.
  • Goat manure is a rich fertilizer for the school gardens.

Thanks to your generous support, the nutritional needs of the children at Ephphata School will continue to be met, enabling them to excel in the classroom and move toward their life’s goals.

“Families in our region tend to be large and many don’t have enough food to eat. It’s hard to concentrate on studies when you’re weak with hunger. We want to continue providing our students with a more nutritious, balanced diet.” • Tshinyama Kalosa, School Director

 





 

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