REGINA OYOMBE STORY- THE GOAT FOUNDATION
“It deals a blow in my heart how humanity fails to address pertinent issues such as poverty in the developing world. With an economic inequality flared by the wide wealth gap in Kenya, 10 percent of Kenya’s population has a grasp on approximately two-fifths of the Country’s total wealth.”
It was out of this disparity that the Goat Foundation was born and founded by Steve Down. A generous donation of two goats is given to vulnerable families. Here is Regina Oyombe’s story.
My name is Regina Oyombe.
I am 50 years old.
My husband died 10 years ago and since then, I’ve been trying to look after our 3 children and getting them through school.
My last-born child is in high school (Form 2). I’m very grateful for how she helps me in tilling our land, harvesting, and selling fresh produce at the market.
Harvest time comes 3 times a year. In each harvest, we tend to get 4 full sacks of maize. Selling them at the market would earn us enough income to sustain us and pay off our expenses.
Lately, we’ve only been getting 1 sack and this tends to be what we depend on at home for food.
Through The Goat Foundation, Financially Fit Africa has renewed my hope in providing for my family. I have never owned livestock even though some of my neighbors in this village have some. I really feel like someone remembered us in a very hard time. This is a blessing to us. I know that it will go a long way in helping us financially.
Selling goat milk is one way to do this. There’s a really good market for ghee too. In our community, certain traditional vegetables are cooked with ghee to enhance their taste. It also adds nutritional value to children’s diet.
I thank Mr. Steve Down, his wife Colleen, The Goat Foundation, and Financially Fit Africa for this initiative.