Help Give Goats To Impoverished Families In Need.
Worldwide, 870 million people are hungry.
This isn’t a scare tactic.
It isn’t an exaggeration.
It’s just the truth.
That’s almost three times the population of the United States.
One in every seven people.
But why are so many children and their families going without enough food?
It’s because 850 million of those 870 million hungry individuals come from developing countries. They are rural families that depend entirely on the animals they raise and the crops they grow. These individuals are never more than one drought, one flood, or one conflict away from starvation. Many work day and night, but still can barely afford enough food for their children.
What Is The Problem?
40% of the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day, leading to malnutrition, disease, and ultimately untimely death.
During the last few decades there have been numerous attempts to develop dairy goat projects in the Caribbean and Central America, with the aim of improving rural family nutrition and income. Once the main constraints—internal parasites, adequate housing and appropriate feeding strategies—were understood and resolved, several successful units have been established in various countries including Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Saint Lucia and the Dominican Republic.
The main keys for success have been elevated barns with slatted floors for efficient heat/humidity and parasite control, and appropriate forages, including legumes and high quality foliages, to meet the nutritional requirements of dairy goats without the need of expensive concentrates, rather than lower quality, but easy to grow, tropical grasses more suitable for large ruminants.
A general shortcoming to all projects in the region has been the lack of breeding stock. Thanks to their easy adaptation, when housing and feeding are suitable, most common dairy goat breeds do well in the tropics. But since the history of successful projects is rather short, there have not been local centers able to supply the increasing demand of breeding stock, with the appropriate pedigree and health certifications.
The continuous importation of animals from the United States represents high cost as well as high risk of disease introduction into the importing countries, a situation that supports the idea of local production of breeding stock.
That’s why they need our help.
People need your help to break free from poverty - with goats.
Micro-goats are a sub-category of microfinance, and a source of abundance for entrepreneurs lacking access to banking and related services to lift themselves out of poverty.
These micro-goats nourish hungry families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. They also give those families a much-needed income boost by providing offspring to sell or raise, as well as extra dairy products for market sale.
A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk every day; and goat’s milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients that growing children need. Goats are practical animals — flourishing in harsh climates while producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.
Female goats produce two kids per year over 10 years, a total of 40 goats from one breeding goat during her lifetime. This exponential impact means a more sustainable business model.
This also means you can 10x your impact on the world.
We believe goats have super-power to make a sustainable impact - forever.
Goats produce up to 16 cups of milk every day, that’s almost three tons of milk per year. This milk can be processed into cheese and yogurt.
By selling the milk, cheese, yogurt, and offspring … to tourists and local neighbors.
Reverse The Curse Micro educates entrepreneurs on how to sustainably start and grow a business from nothing.
We need your help to build goat farms in the Dominican Republic. Here's our unique solution.
The establishment of a dairy goat breeding center aims to provide high quality animals to small producers in the island, both Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti, and eventually to other islands in the Caribbean to produce goats to be given to local community members in need.
We hope to eventually hit a nerve, the giving one, where the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball not only give us a chance, but become a key player to eradicate poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America. (Reverse The Curse Micro is not associated or affiliated with The Chicago Cubs or MLB Licensing.)
Want To Help?
With each purchase, Reverse The Curse helps give goats to families by providing resources like:
Micro Goats and nutrient rich vegetables
Farming tools and drought-resistant seeds
Training in the care and management of livestock and gardens
Business strategies on how to market goods (dairy products, fruit, vegetables, and more)