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Goat Project


This is where it all started.  Boniface Rucago was the Prefect of Ruhengeri in 2004 and together we came up with the idea of donating a goat into a vulnerable family.  At that meeting in 2004 Prefect Rucago gave me a list of 60 families that were destitute; he challenged me to give a female goat to each family.   I accepted his challenge and we have never looked back, as of January 2017 there have been over 3200 goats distributed by PREFER into families residing in various sectors of Musanze district.  The goats are all female so that they may produce offspring that may be sold to pay school fees, uniforms or purchase seed for the gardens.  
 
 
For families that are not able to care for a goat, such as a teenage head of household where everyone in the family is under 18 years of age and attending school, or an elderly person living on their own PREFER donates a “show you care” package. 
 
Two types of show you care packages:
 
 “The Hygiene Pack” a basin for washing (bodies and clothes), a 25 litre jerry can for hauling water, laundry & bath soap, a new towel, a new broom & mop, and a small first aid kit for their home (band aids/antibiotic ointment/gentian violet dressing).  
 
 
 "The Full Meal Deal” all the necessary ingredients for a delicious family dinner: 2 kilos of beef, 1 kilo rice, 1 kilo salt, 1 liter of oil, 1 kilo sugar, onions, garlic and a new cooking pot.  
 
The local government is instrumental in ensuring we give our hand up to the most deserving and those who are truly in need.

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