This gift will not only provide a family with a source of protein but also a regular income as they can sell any offspring to others in their community, bringing a brighter future and the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.
Any additional income enables families to supplement their diets with fruit and vegetables which can be difficult to grow in Zimbabwe’s harsh climate. Parents will also use any additional income to pay for their children’s school fees.
Nyevero, a mother and farmer in Zimbabwe shared:
“My life has changed a lot. We rear cattle, goats, chicken and rabbits. I feel very happy because my family is always happy when we have food in the home.”
The gift of farmyard animals goes beyond putting food on the table. Today, Nyevero’s children can go to school regularly thanks to the additional income:
“Education is very important. Poverty is the only hindrance. If you are educated you will lead a better life. You will be able to get a job and look after your family and send your children to school”.
This Gift for Peace could be life-changing for many families like Nyevero’s.
Photo: Joel Pratley/Act for Peace