$140 for 2 goats & medicine
$350 for 5 goats & medicine
About this Mission Project
Located in Eastern Africa, Burundi is one of the ten poorest nations in the world. Civil war devastated the economy of Burundi and ravaged livestock. As reconstruction efforts begin, nearly 450,000 refugees are returning to their homeland.
The Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi has begun a goat project to ease food shortages, alleviate rampant malnutrition, and help families send their children to school. Goats will 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.
A goat costs $50 plus $20 for medicine to keep the animal healthy. The people of Burundi will raise another $5,000 themselves to construct stalls for the goats and plant fodder for them to eat.
$140 buys 2 goats plus medicine. $350 buys 5 goats plus medicine.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to provide 100 goats ($70 per goat) to families in the provinces of Ngozi, Makamba, Cankuzo and Ruyigi. 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 Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall future of these communities by providing new means of economic support and development.
Connect to this Mission Project
• Pray with Eleazar Jean Berchmans Minani, the project officer and Bishop Emmanuel Nsanganiye of the Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi, for the success of this project in giving people hope at a new future.
• Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
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Goat’s 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.