Kids for Kids

Tackling malnutrition sustainably with goat's milk

We believe that providing sustainable help to families in Darfur will transform lives in the long term. Our Kids for Kids Goat Loans give nutrition to children and provides mothers with income to pay for medicines, food, schooling and emergencies: helping people help themselves sustainably.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100045)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£26,000

Amount raised

£57,420

Donations

74

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • "One of our beneficiaries (the poorest in her village) looks after her goats really well and wanted to help. Now she brings goat's milk to the school. From having nothing to becoming a herd owner and acting as a donor giving back to her community is almost unbelievable."

    — Dr Salim, Programme Manager, qualified vet

  • "We were all so hungry. My baby sister was very weak and I was afraid for her. Now that we have the goat's milk, she is full of life again."

    — Goat Loan recipient, aged 9.

  • "One of our beneficiaries (the poorest in her village) looks after her goats really well and wanted to help. Now she brings goat's milk to the school. From having nothing to becoming a herd owner and acting as a donor giving back to her community is almost unbelievable."

    — Dr Salim, Programme Manager, qualified vet

  • "We were all so hungry. My baby sister was very weak and I was afraid for her. Now that we have the goat's milk, she is full of life again."

    — Goat Loan recipient, aged 9.

Situation

Our communities tell us that families simply cannot afford to feed their children. Drought, prolonged conflict and inflation are devastating lives. A recent UN report in May stating that “nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition.” Undernutrition mixed with an illness is a recipe for disaster for little ones, acutely so in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. We see the early signs of malnutrition in the children in Darfur.

Solution

The Kids for Kids solution is simple and effective. We provide a family with a loan of 6 goats. Mothers explained to us how goat’s milk provides virtually their only source of protein, vitamins and minerals to combat malnourishment. After 2 years, they pass on 6 healthy kids to another family. We provide basic veterinary care and supply them with a revolving veterinary drug package. Over 2 years the family will have built up a small herd which provides the mothers with a livelihood.