No Kidding... Goats Change Lives
In Haiti, poverty often stands in the way of widows (among others) providing their families with basic necessities. They know they need a sustainable solution to help their family … a goat could be the answer!
However, most widows can’t afford to buy a goat.
That’s where OMS steps in. Our Mercy ministry recently blessed a widow named Carrie* with the gift of a goat. She rejoiced when she received it because she knew this gift would help her and her six children now and in the days to come.
A goat will provide milk or meat for nutrition and fertilizer for her garden, as well enabling her to sell the offspring goats to others in the future.
Just like these widows and other poor families in Haiti have done. One family recently had their herd grow to 10 goats, enabling them to sell a few to pay for a medical need in the family. Another family grew their herd size and sold some to obtain a couple of cows to provide milk and meat for the family to vastly improve their diet. Another widow multiplied her goats and sold several to pay for her children’s education.
For many years, Mercy has provided goats to needy families in Haiti. We donate the female goat and then provide a male goat for reproduction.
For just a $125 investment and years of production assistance and guided help from Mercy on how to properly care for the goats, widows like Carrie and many others have a sustainable income that helps provide food, medical care, and educational needs that these families could not provide before.