A common problem in the rural areas of Guatemala has do to with little access to food containing key vitamins, proteins and other micro nutrients. That is why 60% of the children under five in Guatemala’s highland communities are chronically malnourished

Regardless of how they are later fed, children never recover, either mentally nor physically, from malnutrition experienced during those early formative years. Goats are easy to raise, can eat almost anything and their manure serves as healthy compost for family gardens. Their milk is an excellent source of calcium and vital vitamins for children suffering from malnutrition. Our project usually consists in delivering around 25 female goats and two males to a community. Families with children under five suffering from malnutrition are the first recipients. The family commits to giving the first female offspring to another family.

 

Here is the bugdet for an average of 25 goats to one community:

  • 25 adult goats (purchased at $153.00 each): $3,825.00

  • 2 male goats (purchased at $153.00 each): $306.00

  • Newborn animal health inputs: $482.00

  • Newborn animal food supplements: $170.00

  • 25 Fooder: $641.00

  • Training material: $84.00

  • 27 Stable material: $380.00

Program Total
$5,888.00

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