What could possibly define the state of uncertainty and sting of losing a loved one, let alone the breadwinner of a home? This was the story of Dani (Grandmother) Philgona and how the Goat foundation inspired hope by giving her goats.
I’m so used to being called Dani (Grandma); that if you ask for my name, I’d say it’s Dani.
I honestly can’t recount the last time I was called Philgona- that’s my real name.
I’m 80 years old. I have witnessed drastic changes; I have loved wholeheartedly and gotten my heart broken in equal measure. I am yet to recover from my husband’s death; it’s never the same when you lose the sole breadwinner in the family. I didn’t know where to start or pick up from. I felt empty, sometimes contemplated ending it all but every time I see my children’s eyes light up when they come visiting; hope is rekindled. I discovered that a huge part of my life was heavily influenced by my children. That’s why I hold on to my dream of witnessing their success in life. I want them to achieve what I did not.
When the local area chief called to inform me that I would be receiving goats from an organization based in Nairobi, My hope in God was rekindled. I have been asking him to give me just enough money to rear cattle or goats. Chicken farming isn’t as lucrative in my village but with a herd of goats, I would have more than I asked for. Have you seen how people make money from selling goats over festive seasons? I may be old but I sure do have an eye for business opportunities.
These two goats are a Godsent step as I walk on my path towards financial freedom, I pray for the favor of God so I may live a little longer for you to witness this. I want to thank my sons ( you know I call everyone my child) from Financially Fit Africa and The Goat Foundation for this gift.
Thank you for remembering Dani!”
Steve Downs’ vision of real, positive change comes from helping people see new options for making their lives wonderful and having less costly ways to meet their needs. This is empowerment.
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