Vijayashanthi, otherwise known to us as Vijay, is our sponsor child with Compassion International. She lives in Sri Lanka and will be 13 in April.
This Thanksgiving, my wife and I want to give a gift that makes an impact for children in poverty. We already sponsor this child, but we want to bless Vijay and her family with the gift of a goat. Yep, a GOAT!
A gift of goats means a family can have milk, which they can both consume and sell to earn money for other necessities. By providing a gift of a live goat we want to help this family become more self-sufficient, which leads to healthier children. Vijay’s family can then raise more goats, increasing the size of their herd, and sell the additional goats and goat’s milk to generate income.
Did you know one goat can provide 1,800 pounds of milk a year? That’s more than 11 tons of milk in its lifetime.
A recent letter from Vijay: