At the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Minnesota, VBS children and Junior High students raised almost $1,500 to purchase goats for very poor Turkana families through the SI Livestock Program. On the opening night of the fundraiser, the church invited a local farmer to bring in some goats and explain how important they can be to a family living in poverty because they provide meat and milk; they are hardy animals that withstand extreme environments and can eat virtually any type of vegetation.
Below are some of the people who benefitted from the funds raised by these amazing children!
Mother of 6 whose goats all died during a drought. She sells firewood and mats.
Mother of 5 children whose goats died during a severe drought. Works weaving mats and brooms and selling them.
A Christian widow who lives in a camp after being displaced after the post election violence of 2007 and 2008.
Mother of 6 children whose goats died of disease.
You can purchase a heard of goats, consisting of 1 male and 3 females to donate to a family living in poverty in Turkanaland for $144 using the button below.