International Ministries

Goats for Burundi

This project seeks to raise $7,700 to provide 100 goats and medicine for them for families in the provinces of Ngozi, Makamba, Cankuzo and Ruyigi.

Goal: $7,700

About this Mission Project

Located in Eastern Africa, Burundi is one of the 10 poorest nations in the world. Recent civil war has devastated its economy and ravaged livestock. As reconstruction efforts begin, nearly 450,000 refugees are returning to their homeland.

The Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi (EFBC) is distributing goats to ease food shortages, alleviate rampant malnutrition and help families send their children to school. Goats provide milk—often the only food for children. Their manure improves the soil, helping crops grow. Goat herds increase quickly, providing a source of meat and income. Families share the offspring so others have goats to raise.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $7,700 to provide 100 goats and medicine for them for families in the provinces of Ngozi, Makamba, Cankuzo and Ruyigi. The people of Burundi will raise another $5,000 themselves to construct stalls for the goats and plant fodder for the animals to eat. The purpose is to promote the raising of small livestock in vulnerable households throughout Burundi.

This project will be managed by the staff of the EFBC. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall future of these communities by providing new means of economic support and development.

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Goat milk provides immediate relief from famine and malnutrition. Raising goats secures the survival of families and villages. Extra milk can be made into butter, cheese and yogurt to sell at market.

Ministry Focus Area: Economic Development