Livestock for Life

submission by AFCAids
Livestock for Life

Website

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www.afcaids.org

Describe the creative youth microprojects that your nonprofit would fundraise for if you win.

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AFCA will fundraise to train youth in husbandry and gardening, and will purchase, transport, and deliver livestock and seeds to AIDS orphans. The day they receive livestock (goats, chickens, guinea fowl, sheep, or pigs), they also receive non-genetically modified seeds to start personal gardens.

While youth drink milk and eat eggs from their animals, their gardens grow, giving the kids green vegetables, corn, and peanuts while their animals reproduce and herds/flocks grow. After a predetermined amount of time, when the flocks are large, the youth are allowed to sell, barter, slaughter, and eat their animals. With budgeting and marketing training, the youth are business owners who are able to care for themselves, paying for their own medicine, food, rent, and needs.

Once the agreed-upon time has passed, the original beneficiaries must give some of their livestock to another orphan family, passing their good fortune forward to others.

Explain how possibly gaining funding through the Give for Youth platform would better able you to complete these projects.

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is an efficient and highly effective grass roots organization that acts primarily as a conduit between the extreme needs of HIV+ children in Sub-Saharan Africa and the vast resources of the western world. By participating in the Give for Youth Platform, we'll be able to share our vision with more people and in turn, we'll be able to help even more kids.

Funds raised will allow us to help more youth become self-reliant and able to care for themselves and their siblings, while sharing a small portion of their herds/flocks with others.

Our pilot project with 300+ orphaned families was a success and it is time to expand expand the program so that many other children and youth can benefit, as well. Funds raised through this platform will allow us to do just that - train and provide a hand up to children too-long forgotten, but who are talented and who want to move forward in life.

Describe why your nonprofit is innovative and entrepreneurial.

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As an organization, we don't want to provide a hand out, but rather, a hand up. We do give children medicine and food, as needed, but at the same time, we train and encourage them to become self-reliant.

We actually WANT to work ourselves out of a job! We want children and youth to become young entrepreneurs so that they can provide for themselves and for their loved ones.

We invest in children who need hope and who want to move forward in life. We give them the opportunity to become what they never thought they could be and encourage them to do the same for others.

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please support this organization---they truly help to change lives!

this is the kind of group the our world is so very much in need of. i know a few women who have supported this organization by climbing mt. kilimanjaro...they truly give life, love and smiles to so many.

by mtkili
over 1 year ago | Reply

This is the best organization I've ever met! They give real help to real kids.

by gmailatlarge
over 1 year ago | Reply

AFCA does great work in so many African communities!

by hlp
over 1 year ago | Reply

Please vote for AFCA! Their phenomenal work brings hope to many people in Africa!!

by fischersnl
over 1 year ago | Reply

Such a great organization run by such great people! Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."

by morgan.winfindale
over 1 year ago | Reply

Such a great organization run by such great people! Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."

by morgan.winfindale
over 1 year ago | Reply

Such a great organization run by such great people! Matthew 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."

by morgan.winfindale
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote Vote Vote!! This organization is the way to go!

by coolb
over 1 year ago | Reply

This organizational is phenomenal! I climbed Kilimanjaro twice as fundraisers for them and have been part of a Vacation with a Purpose team, as well. They do amazing work with lots of children who need them to continue doing what they do. Thanks for voting.

by yay_habitat
over 1 year ago | Reply

Friends, we do good work. Please vote for our project! Only two days of voting left...

by AFCAids
over 1 year ago | Reply

AFCA helps so many people in so many countries!! This organization is awesome!!

by Kenyabound
over 1 year ago | Reply

I love this organization!

by julesbegules
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thank you to all who have voted so far. This project will sure make a difference in the lives of many children!

by AFCAids
over 1 year ago | Reply

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