Sunday, December 6, 2009

Give a Family a Goat This Christmas!!!

Every Christmas we gather around and as a family decide what our Christmas charity will be. The last 2 years we have gone with World Vision. (that is where our sponsored child is through) They have a wonderful Christmas catalog they send out with a list of life saving gifts you can purchase. Anything from buy a family a fishing kit, so they can provide food for their own family, buy immunization for babies (the infant mortality rate is unreal), to dig a well for a community so they have clean drinking water. All of the gifts are wonderful and life changing! Buying a bicycle for young girl so she can get to and from school with out getting assaulted or kidnapped!, or buying a dairy cow. (One cow gives 120,000 glasses of milk in it's lifetime!)

We chose this year to buy a family 1 goat and 2 chickens:
Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold for basics.

The dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow's milk and is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that growing children need. Goats are practical animals-flourishing in harsh climates while producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.

Chickens are equally easy to raise, and will naturally multiply to impact generations of children. Each family that receives chickens is asked to give back hatched chicks to help another family in need. Chicks require little money, space, or food to thrive and grow-making them and ideal business venture for a single mom or venerable family.
We also chose to buy a immunization set for a baby. Mike and I's heart broke just thinking about what these parents must feel having your babies get so sick and not be able to help them.
If your family is looking for a way to spread the goodness of the season, and need an awesome idea, and a wonderful program... look up world vision at or call 1.888.511.6511