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Arapal Goat Farm, Bogo City, Cebu, Philippines

Arapal Goat Farm is located in a very poor community. When we moved in there three years ago, there was no electricity and running water. People live in absolute poverty. Alcoholism is a way of life and children do not go to school. The land is rocky and not arable. There are hardly anyone 16 to 50 year olds. They moved to the cities for better life.

People try to do marginal farming with out fertilizer, but after 50 years of bad farming  practices, these rolling hills ceased to be productive. The people have resorted to cutting whatever trees they can cut, including precious hard wood called Molave or Tugas. From pole size trees to leg size, they are indiscriminately cut for fire wood or charcoal. What takes 10-15 years to grow to that size are gone in minutes and devalued for a few pesos. They also set up nets to catch migrating birds, again for little sum of money. Old folks tell me that during bird migration in their younger days, the sky darkens when the birds pass. Today, a few chirps are met with nets and slingshots.

Arapal Goat Farm exist to help this and other poor communities to have hope again and to rise from poverty through self-sufficiency. With little resources, we use the simpliest and cheapest way to help them make a decent living so that they can send healthier children to school. They in turn can set the course of their communities future by blooming where they were born.

For more information, please email cariaga@yahoo.com or call 817 480 1287. See articles about migration: http://philofw.shutterfly.com/


The Buck Stops Here.

Boer, Nubian, Saanen, etc...

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MIssionary Goat named PAUL.
MIssionary Goat named PAUL.
Last assignment: sent in a village with out a quality male buck.
Mission: To improve the quality of the village herd and serve as our ministry's ambassador for future church planting work.
Named after an ornery friend named PAUL.
*Goatclaimer: Goat naming is just a game we play. The goat may not respond to the name we call them, like some humans we know. The local raisers may prefer to call them a more native sounding name, like Joe or Bob. Goats, especially bucks, are also moved around for one reason or another. Quality bucks are very mobile due to high demand or to prevent in-breeding. If they are not very prolific, they are castrated and.... you know. Is this TMI?

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Bubba
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This pure bred Boer goat (with  papers) was purchased in a farm in Mandaue for $700.  


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Dispersal Program

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Changing communities, one goat at a time... (click)

Nothing is ever wasted in goat raising. It is the most economically inexpensive animal to raise and yet provides economic value in almost every way.

Nothing is ever wasted in goat raising. It is the most economically inexpensive animal to raise and yet provides economic value in almost every way. Goats provide:

Manure

Milk and

Meat

 


We give kids a goat and later on we split the weanlings and pass our share to other kids.
Goat raising can improve the economic condition of a community. It is a time proven system that goes all the way back to ancient times. The image of a goat often symbolize wealth and prosperity. Jacob built a fortune from Labans rejects of spotted and striped goats and sheep. When he went back home, as a peace offering for this brother, he gave Esau 200 female sheep and 200 female goats. The Philippines is ideal for goat raising because it rains a lot and there are plenty of grass for goats to eat. A banana tree alone is food for the goats from the leaves, to the peelings, all the way to the trunk.

"Consumption without replacement is a literal dead-end arrangement." John R. Thompson

7/23/2011 11:41:47 AM - 004027688896
We are a Faith-Based organization empowering Poor people in Zambia through education and Survival Skills. To be self-sustaining, we are planning to go into Dairy Farming. We have no money and we need to be supported. Our profile can be found on Nabuur as "MMCRHI" or Facebook as "Maria Mother of Charity Relief Home International" Help us uplift Lives in the Rural Parts of Zambia.
Our contact is +260-977-812541 and motherofcharity@msn.com
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We give female goats to poor farmers who raise them for us. We breed them with our pure bred bucks from Australia and split the kiddings after they are weaned. We take our share and pass them again to other farmers. If you would like to help us in this program, please email cariaga@yahoo.com or call            817 480 1287    .

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Value of Goats

Goats give health and wealth. Some goats can grow up to 280 lbs. Their meat are low in cholesterol and healthier to eat than beef or pork. Some goats can give up to a gallon of milk per day. The manure can provide abundant organic fertilizer for a family's vegetable garden. When no longer productive, the goat horn can be used for crafts. The bones can be used for beads. The skin can be turned to leather. In ancient times, a goat udder is used as wine skin. In some parts of the Philippines, goat intestine are famously used in "Pinapaitan". Proverbs 27:23-27 says that through goats, one can buy properties and have warm clothes and milk for the family.

Donate to:

Shepherd’s Hill International, PO Box 3131, Abilene, TX  79604

Videos


What will 50 bucks get ya?
Pieces of Paper by Joey Geisel. Check out his music here: www.myspace.com

Clean Water Changes Lives (old version)
Clean water doesn't just save lives... it changes them forever.

What will 15 bucks get ya?
Pieces of Paper by Joey Geisel. Check out his music here: www.myspace.com

Bread Acronym

Video 9
Recorded on May 23, 2007 using a Flip Video camcorder.

Jesse Tagging a goat
this is a little like cow tipping... only with sharp objects more bleating, and less poo. Come to think of it, it is nothing like cow tipping

Vermiculture

Elmer showing us a goat house

One of many Goat Success Stories...
Created on March 17, 2010 using FlipShare.

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Created on March 17, 2010 using FlipShare.

Recent Goat Show (June 2010)

Latest Pictures. Bread visit (4/2010)

Goat Show5 2010-07-03

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Bobby the goat
Bobby the goat
This goat was born when Bobby Moore visited the Philippines last year. Today, it is now a buckling ready to breed. The owners of the goat named him "Bobby".
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Goat named Cindy Jones
Goat named Cindy Jones
LOL! Bha ha ha ha....
Actually, this is not a laughing matter. Cindy the red goat will be giving birth soon and it will provide this widow precious milk. Milk that she and her family can drink for additional source of protein and calcium. Excess milk form  Cindy and other goats can be sold to help support her son, Ronel, through college.

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CBS NEWS Goat Article

http://election.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/11/60II/main666166.shtml

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