For day 6 of our Advent Calendar, we will be buying a nanny goat and a one-third share of a billy goat. We will do this with our donation of £172 through one of our favourite charities “Kids for Kids”
KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreparably. Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health.
Goat loans are just one way we help. By providing an integrated package of sustainable projects which parents tell us will help them the most – projects suitable to the region which have both an immediate, and a long-term impact – we are lifting families out of abject poverty and transforming whole villages. To date, we have adopted 87 villages across North Darfur. Over 370,000 people whose lives have been improved long-term in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of the world, where violence is still a daily hazard on the walk to water.