Goats for Khairabad, Afghanistan

$11,125 of $15k goal

Raised by 130 people in 40 months
Rick Burns
for KARADAH PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
 ELK HORN, IA

GIVE GOATS - A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!
The Karadah Project International, in partnership with the Shindand Women's Social Foundation (SWSF) in Afghanistan, is building sustainable goat herds for villagers in Khairabad, Afghanistan.

Here's how it works:

Your generous donation provides 15 families with 2 goats each

· Goats will be vaccinated and provided with food/grazing rights for 4 months.
· Each goat will provide the family with yoghurt and milk, which they can use and sell for income at market.
· Each goat will produce 2-4 kids twice a year.
· Each family will give the first 2 female kids from each of their goats to another family.

Your donation also provides 10 goats to the
Shindand Women's Social Foundation
· The foundation manages the growth of a central herd for distribution to additional families.
· The SWSF centrally manages the milk processing equipment for use by village families at no charge.
· The SWSF maintains male goats for breeding purposes.

Two goats may seem like a small thing to you, but you might be accustomed to picking up your groceries at the store as you drive home from work. Life in Afghanistan is a great deal harder than that. These animals mean self-sufficiency and more. Consider the implications of these two goats over a period of time. You make one donation now and each year, the family's goats will reproduce:twice! The two goats you donate now grow into a sustainable herd providing a new food source and new income for an Afghan family. This isn't a handout, it's a hand up. And each family who receives that hand up pays it back with the donation of their first kids to the central herd. This is an opportunity to change lives for generations. Donate now and be that change.
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Update 39
29 months ago

Join us on our new web page at www.karadahproject.com See pictures and keep up to date on what is happening.
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Update 38
30 months ago

Check out the video of one of our mamas and her kid, part of our effort to build sustainable goat herds for Afghan women in Khairabad, Afghanistan. We are close to funding an additional village. Thank You for your support for those in greatest need!
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Update 37
32 months ago

For those who missed the Aljazeera America story on our Goats for Afghanistan project, here it is. Very humbled and grateful for all of the support for those in greatest need. I am grateful to the team from Aljazeera America that came to Elk Horn all the way from Chicago to cover this story.
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2014/2/are-goats-the-answertoafghanistansbrokensystems.html
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Update 36
32 months ago

Our Goats for Afghanistan story made it in Kabul-e-News. Click on the link below and scroll down to read our story and other great stories about Afghanistan.
http://a.smartmailpro.com/webv/xi6dpauo0c
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Roland Landsness
30 months ago

A great project. We were glad to help.

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Teresa Tate
32 months ago

I LOVE this idea! This is how you win hearts and minds; not with bombs and drones but with goats and friendship. Thank you. I hear about you on Al Jazeera. I see you closed the project at the end of 2013, are you going to do another one? I will happily contribute. Keep up the awesome work!

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Daryl Bosma
34 months ago

When is your closing date for your campaign ?

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Michael Snodgrass
34 months ago

Do you have a mailing address we could send something to?

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$11,125 of $15k goal

Raised by 130 people in 40 months
Created May 17, 2013
All funds raised go directly to:
KARADAH PROJECT INTERNATIONAL
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  Elk Horn, IA
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Connie
24 months ago

fun to see updates

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32 months ago
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32 months ago
Roland Landsness
30 months ago

A great project. We were glad to help.

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Teresa Tate
32 months ago

I LOVE this idea! This is how you win hearts and minds; not with bombs and drones but with goats and friendship. Thank you. I hear about you on Al Jazeera. I see you closed the project at the end of 2013, are you going to do another one? I will happily contribute. Keep up the awesome work!

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Daryl Bosma
34 months ago

When is your closing date for your campaign ?

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Michael Snodgrass
34 months ago

Do you have a mailing address we could send something to?

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