Your Contribution is Making a Huge Difference in Simone’s Life
Simone lives in Makamba, Burundi, with her 6 children. She is a widow with no way to make a living to support her family. Women with no education can only hold “low jobs,” which are next to impossible to get — but Simone can own a goat. By giving her one, you have established a small business for her. The goat will be bred to supply milk for Simone's children, and she will share the goat kids with her neighbors, spreading the good fortune. Your gift is nourishing the whole community!
The Goat Project is a partnership with the Council for Education and Development, a Burundian non-profit organization established in 1972. Our Holiday Goat Project raised $8,800, which purchased 88 goats, offering a “hand up” to lift these families out of poverty and hunger. With the help of other BFI donations from churches, schools, and organizations, we reached our $22,300 goal, assisting 150 women with goats, sheds, and financial literacy.
We especially thank St. Joseph’s Church in Hills, Iowa, for their extremely generous gift of $4000 to this project. What a huge help this generosity has been to so many women and their families in Burundi! Another shout-out goes to the Paulus Family Foundation for their matching grant that supported this and the other important projects of BFI.
We send our heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed. Your generosity is making a huge difference in the lives of folks in Burundi!