Anyone? Anyone? Just the guy who grew up on the farm? That’s not altogether surprising, especially as the American society has become less agrarian and more urbanized. Because the vast majority of us have never owned a goat, we are likely to have a less-than-accurate understanding of a goat’s potential value to its owners, which could make one wonder why so many faith-based agencies (FBO) suggest goats among the many offerings of their Christmas catalogs.
Here are a few reasons why Gospel for Asia and other FBOs offer the opportunity to give goats to families in the impoverished, remote villages throughout Asia.
5 Reasons Why a Goat Can Be a Blessing for Families in Asia
1. Goats produce a generous amount of healthy milk.
The average nanny goat produces about 90 quarts of fresh milk per month. That’s much more than the average family will drink, so goat’s milk can become a good source of income to help families prosper.
Goat’s milk is much easier for humans to digest than cow’s milk. Studies have proven that people who drink goat’s milk benefit from its unique composition. Babies respond especially well to goat’s milk.
2. Goats are prolific breeders.
The gestation period for goats is six months. A nanny will typically birth one kid in her first year, but usually twins most years after that. It can be a relatively short period of time before the gift of two goats becomes a herd of goats. (Heard of goats? Of course, you have. That’s what we’re talking about.)…
Learn more on how to provide for families in Asia entrenched in poverty for years to come through GFA Christmas Gift Catalog’s “Gifts from the Stable”.