Christmas goat couple
Fact: goats make people smile. And not just when a person unwraps their gift. Goats also make people living in poverty smile. When a goat is presented to a person living in Mozambique, they know that it can breed to create more goats, provide manure for growing food and can even be sold to pay for school fees or tools. That's plenty to smile about this Christmas.
How This Helps
Goats can play an important role for people living in rural communities in Mozambique. They provide manure to help grow crops and produce baby goats that can be sold for an income. Goats are distributed to vulnerable families because they are easy to raise and take care of. Oxfam Australia also provides training in keeping, vaccinating and de-worming the animals.
“Before getting the goats, I didn’t have any hope. Now I have hope. I know that if I have a problem in my family, I can sell a goat for food. I can find money to solve the problem ... I feel good. I feel that I am secure and I see my future differently now.”
— Recelia Alexandre Chiruco, goat farmer, Mozambique