A Blog of World Harvest Mission's Nutrition Programs in Bundibugyo, Uganda
Friday, February 22, 2008
Who will get a goat?
We have so, so many goats to give, thanks to the collective generosity of many people! The goats we give are high grade dairy goats, and have a higher mortality rate in Bundibugyo than the local boar (meat) goats. Therefore, we must select responsible, dedicated recipients, with good management skills, who simultaneously have a great need for the milk from the goats. A definite challenge! So as Jennifer, Pat, and I see needy children the health center, we have been making a list and checking it twice. On the list include: (1) HIV-positive children who are dwindling; (2) Infants of HIV-positive women who need to wean their children soon to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child; (3) motherless infants under 1 year, whose moms have died of causes such as AIDS, malaria, or childbirth; (4) children in bad social situations, who just cannot seem to gain enough weight.
Please pray that the children who need the goats the most would receive them. Pray that the milk would be a blessing to children here in Bundibugyo. In addition, please thank God for His mercy and grace as He provides for these little ones!
World Harvest Mission's current nutrition programs are focused on malnourished and at-risk children such as those with chronic illness, motherless or whose mothers have HIV. We support surrogate breastfeeding, dairy goat breeding, and the therapeutic feeding of inpatients and outpatients. Locally grown nourishment in the form of eggs, milk and soy/peanut powder is used more and more.
The BundiNutrition Fund of World Harvest Mission funds the Matiti Goat Milk Projects, Therapeutic Feeding Programs, BBB (Peanut Butter Project) and BundiNutrition Farm (Dairy Goats, Chickens and Demonstration Garden).
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