Gifts to Goats

Written by Richard Aguta, Family Liaison and Social Worker at Solid Rock Christian Academy

Zozu project has contributed much towards children’s holistic development in conjunction with Solid Rock Christian school; they have trained children with livelihood skills (entrepreneurship skills) where most sponsored children, after receiving gifts, prefer to buy goats with an intention of having many goats. In Arua, goats are highly demanded animals used for dowry and sold to educate students at school. Since goats are on demand, they expect to acquire personal needs.

Patricia and Fostin [pictured] are sisters from one family and Rosemary is from another family! They received gifts in form of money from their sponsors and chose to buy female goats that have already given birth to a young ones (kids). They said, their plan is to have many goats that shall be sold to meet their basic needs like smearing oil, clothes, food and sugar. They have enough space for grazing the goats and their brother is the one responsible for grazing them every day. They rear indigenous goats that often feed on local pasture since Arua is located in savannah grassland with green pasture best for grazing animals.

 

Many goats mean more money and basic needs can be met hence enhancing self-reliance.  Many children in Africa are suffering from dependency syndrome, Patricia, Fostin and Rosemary expect to be independent in few years to come, when their goats have increased in number.

Points of interest

• Proper use of gifts sent by sponsors

• Promoting independence through acquiring their own basic needs

• Appreciation from Patricia and Fostin

 

Zozu Project extends her sincere appreciation to the sponsors who offer support towards children of Arua community. Patricia and Fostin’s family cordially extends their appreciation to their sponsors for standing with their family in enhancing the social welfare of their children by providing support.

 

A note from us on the state-side: We are so proud of both the sponsors who supported these girls and the decision they made to buy a goat. This is what we see happen when it’s up to the families to decide what to do with a gift. They think innovative, they think long-term, and they think entrepreneurially. Moreover, Richard, a native Ugandan gets the dignity of celebrating with them as they work to be independent and enhance self-reliance. Praises to God for bringing us all together, sponsors, students, Richard, and you. If you sponsor a student, thank you so much. Should you wish to, you can send a gift to your child and their family here. If you don’t yet, consider sponsoring today! 

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