The gift of a dairy goat represents a lasting, meaningful way for you to help a child in Montrouis. Goats are able to survive in extreme climates and on poor dry land by eating leaves and grass. A dairy goat is able to provide a family with up to several quarts of milk a day. Families can sell extra milk, or it can be used to make cheese, butter, or yogurt. Goat manure will also help Haitian families fertilize their land for future crop production. Goats also can have two to three kids a year. Families then have the option of selling the kids, or starting a small dairy farm. This allows families one more option to earn money for food, health care, and continuing education for their children, and allow them to lift THEMSELVES out of poverty.