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Rwanda has been ravaged by war and genocide, and is facing escalation of the twin pandemics of poverty and disease.  The 1994 civil war and AIDS have killed over a million people in the last thirteen years, leaving hundreds of thousands of orphans.  Even those children who still have living parents are faced with extreme poverty and the disease burden that so often accompanies it.  According to the World Food Programme, over 60% of Rwanda's people live below the poverty line.  We have worked with several medical and social organizations in Rwanda to provide toys, and school supplies for orphaned and impoverished children there.

Recipient organizations:

 
Rwnda is a  

  • JAM Rwanda
  • Imbabazi Orphanage
  • Gitarama Memorial Centre
  • Inshuti Mu Buzima (Partners In Health, Rwanda)

Goats for Families in Need

Bears Without Borders is helping support the wonderful work of the Greater Good Network's effort to send goats to impoverished families in Rwanda. Many of these families lost heads-of-households during the genocide of 1994 and a pair of goats will be a tremendous asset for them.

Goats can graze even on poor, dry land, unsuitable for other livestock.   They can supply families with several quarts of milk a day, which is a significant contribution, particularly to undernourished children.  Extra milk and cheese can be sold, as well, generating income for other necessities.  Even goat manure can be used to enrich the soil these farmers use to grow their families' food.

To further the spirit of giving, the first kid born to a donated pair of goats is given away to another impoverished family.  The original recipients can keep any subsequent offspring. 

Families are given pairs of goats (1 male and 1 female) and are trained in proper goat care.  Goats are $30 each.  We would be delighted if you would take part in this project together with us!

Click here to donate a goat to a Rwandan family.