Students buy goat for Africa

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in News | No Comments

In Africa’s rural areas, many poor families rely on their land to survive. But with such barren earth to farm and unreliable rains, they struggle to harvest enough food to stay healthy.

Through a FARM-Africa goat project, 9DY & 9PA have helped transform life for a poor community. Farm Africa provide poor families with goats and training in how to care for them. They also give one member of the group Toggenburgs to breed with local goats, so the hardier offspring produce lots of nutritious milk. This can be drunk or sold to help pay for medicine and schoolbooks. Plus, the goats’ manure is a great fertiliser for the family’s crops.

All of those involved in the project received a certificate and Farm Africa sent them a film with a personalised thank you message.