Holy Cow!

By Tracy G., CE Adviser in Africa

I might be buying a cow for the orphanage!

The kids get three good meals a day, but only get milk once a week. A local nurse strongly recommended they drink at least one glass of milk per day. Solving this problem is not as easy as one would think. The orphanage doesn’t currently have the funds to provide milk each day for all 34 kids. Even if they did have the $$, they don’t have a refrigerator big enough to keep the milk from spoiling. In addition, the electricity can be unreliable. They have it, but there are many days when it is off for hours at a time.

So I started discussing with Zach, the orphanage manager, ways I can help resolve the problem. I told him investing in the children’s future is important to me, and I feel a glass of milk a day is necessary for the kids to grow strong and healthy.

Zach just came to me and said it would be best to buy a cow. He said buying a cow is not only a long term resolution, but better for the kids. If they have their own cow, they can ensure the milk will be safe to drink. So tomorrow we are going to look at cows. The requirement is that the cow will produce at least 10 liters a day.

I will keep you posted on how the purchase is coming along. In the meantime start thinking of names for the cow!

 

Enter your name and email to get new posts by email!

“Best of the Blogs” - Abroad101.com
“Top Study Abroad Blogs” - GoOverseas.com
“Blog of the Week” - GoAbroad.com
“Top 10 Study Abroad Blogs You Should Be Reading” - The Study Abroad Blog
"The Best Meaningful Travel Articles of 2016"-GoAbroad.com
  • We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you have provided. Please check out our privacy policy.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Comments

  1. Cody Kanz says

    >Still praying for you, sis.

    As names go, how about Mookie?

    We miss you here, but are so glad you have had so much time with your new friends and family there.

    Jambo,
    Cody

Speak Your Mind

*

Pinterest

[fts_pinterest pinterest_name=apiabroad type=boards_list]

Twitter

Jul 30, 2021 @ 16:16
API is hiring! If you’re interested in joining our API family, check out the link below to apply today!
#ispyapi #apiabroad #nowhiring
https://t.co/YbcOyQlA5L https://t.co/yAxMjDIeLl
APIabroad photo
Jul 28, 2021 @ 12:15
Our API London students living a fairytale at Leeds castle!

#ispyapi #apiabroad

📷 by @api_london https://t.co/6swqszwCvH
APIabroad photo
Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:49
✈️ Today's #TravelTuesday is brought to you by UWL student Emily Link who studied abroad with API in Ireland! Head over to API's Instagram to check it out!

#studyabroad #uwl #explore #travel #learn #grow #wanderlust #ispyapi #APIabroad @apiabroad

https://t.co/VhSHJedGCf https://t.co/mEogTp6U3S
APIabroad photo
Jul 21, 2021 @ 13:12
If it weren’t for the masks, you would think this picture was taken years ago…
Our customized spanportumass group has just arrived, and they’ve just met their host families! We couldn’t be happier to host such a great group in Salamanca!!
📷 by @api_salamanca
#ispyapi #apiabroad https://t.co/9zuhtFfyao
APIabroad photo
The API Abroad Blog