Goats for HIV+ Mothers in Kenya

Lady with GoatIn 2010 SOLID started a new program – selling goats that are delivered to HIV+ mothers in Kenya.

Because there are no administrative costs, the cost of the goats is kept low. The goats are bought in Kenya, bred, examined by a veterinarian, and given their shots while the mothers are taught to care for the goats. If the nanny has more than one kid, the owner keeps the first and gives the rest away. That way an ever-widening group of mothers is assisted. The mothers get the goat’s milk, which is very nutritious for them, or they can sell the milk, which brings money into the home. The Canadian buyer gets a beautiful card, which they can keep or give as a gift.