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This Christmas you could give a gift of an animal. A breeding pair allows an orphan the opportunity to join ACTS' successful animal husbandry project.

A goat, cow, chicken or rabbit combined with the training received could impact an orphan for the rest of his or her life. You would give an orphan the confidence and skills necessary to earn a living and have a brighter future.



Construction of shed





$1,565 (1 breeding pair)

Goats (pair)



$895 (2 breeding pairs)





Ducks $6.00    





ACTS' animal husbandry program for orphans is expanding and we need your help. A pair of goats cost $101 and a cow costs $303 on the market in Ouagadougou.

ACTS Ministry Hope Center is located in the village of Saonré in the region of Komsilga where most villagers are subsistence farmers. ACTS presence in the Komsilga and animal husbandry training allows orphans to gain skills for a better future.

Because these village farmers grow only enough crops to sustain them from one growing season until the next, few have the finances to own animals. They do not have the knowledge to successfully raise goats, cows or rabbits. ACTS animal husbandry program was launched to give orphans the skills and confidence to raise animals.

To begin the program, ACTS gave 10 breeding pairs of goats to 10 orphans. As the goats reproduce, they will give breeding pairs of goats to other orphans and show them how to care for the goats. In this way the program will reach an ever widening circle of orphans.

Pastor Jean Baptiste Nonguierma from Komsilga  supervises the orphans who received goats through ACTS animal husbandry project. He can see this project will enlarge the children’s vision and give them the skills to eventually raise other animals.

Pastor Nonguierma says,

“We see the project giving opportunity to orphans in our churches to raise animals for themselves as something that truly help the children to be self-supporting in the future. In our tradition we say that if you have a chicken today, you will trade it tomorrow with a goat; which means progression in one’s life.”


Eleven orphans from villages in the commune of Komsilga received goats. Pastors from their village will train the orphans in how to raise the goats and oversee their progress.


Pastor Nonguierma with Wendinso (belongs to God), an orphan girl who
received a pair of goats from ACTS

“These orphans have received goats and I believe they will trade them or sell them to perhaps buy cows in the future. It is a valuable project and we appreciate it very much and hope to see it continue for the benefit of many other orphans in the villages.”

Earlier this year, ACTS gave 10 breeding pairs of goats to 10 orphans from other villages. They have been asked to give breeding pairs of goats to other orphans by the end of next year and show the other children how to care for the goats.

To enlarge our breeding program, we have opened a site for agricultural projects.
The mayor of Komsilga gave a plot of land to ACTS for vegetable gardening and other agricultural projects. A partner mission drilled a well at the site and provided a pump. The well was necessary because vegetables need to be irrigated to insure germination and growth and animals need water to survive in the hot climate.

In addition to the goats, ACTS would like to begin training orphans on how to raise other animals such as cows, chickens and rabbits. In order to facilitate the animal husbandry program expansion, we need funding to purchase “seed” animals and sheds with enclosed pens for the animals. The breeding farm will be a training center for our agricultural program.


Shed for goats with a small pen to secure the animals

The cost for each is outlined in the chart below. At least one breeding pair of each animal plus the shed to house the animals are necessary.

Your gift of animals will help many orphans in the years to come.


Send gifts earmarked "goats for orphans" to:

ACTS Ministry
1405 N. President Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

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