Donation Appeal

The 3 Goat Gamble

  • Cambodia
Raised So Far AUD 6,911
19% Complete
Target : AUD 35,910

About Appeal

Please help 90 vulnerable families lift themselves out of poverty!

Four years ago, I first met Sarath.

Sarath lives with her three siblings and her grandparents in rural Cambodia. Like many in the area, Sarath's family were vulnerable, relying on the meagre income from her grandfather's farming activities. Faced with real challenges, Sarath's family accepted the gift of 3 goats and began to learn how to raise them, even though goat farming is not widely undertaken in Cambodia.

The gamble paid off!

Now Sarath’s family have turned the gift of 3 goats into a thriving heard of 20. By growing their herd, they have so far been able to sell 10 goats raising $1,000 over the last 2 years. The children are flourishing, their health has improved, their grades in school risen, and they are thinking about their futures.

World Vision has identified 90 very vulnerable children and their families who live near our family whose impoverished circumstances are able to be tackled though an income generation program such as goats raising. With improved income, children are able to have improved nutrition, gain access to school (costs often keep poor children away from school).

How can I help?
Three goats (1 male and 2 females) can help lift a family out of their extreme vulnerability and bring about meaningful change. By joining me in supporting families, or buy purchasing a goat click we can change the lives of 90 families in the Kampong Chhnang Province of Cambodia.

$133 will provide 1 goat, and $399 will provide a family with 3 goats to start their own goat raising business. To donate, just click on the "DONATE HERE" button above.

I think gift catalogues feature goats at lower costs. Why is this?
Animals cost different amounts in each country. When organisations such as Oxfam
or World Vision feature items in their Gift Catalogues, they are an average of multiple
countries and often feature Africa where goats can be far cheaper.

I personally have the names of these 90 families and their children. $133AUD is the
real cost of purchasing a goat in the markets in the Province in which they live. (My Cambodians family sell their goats for $100USD). Another donor has already committed to pay to provide training and education in animal husbandry, agricultural production, market access and business skills to help families increase their income over the long-term.

Is my gift Tax Deductible?
While your investment in empowering these families change their lives is not tax deductible, 100% of your donation goes directly to the purchase of goats.

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270 goats is a big target, but one that if we can achieve will really change lives. Your support in sharing with like-minded colleagues and friends would be wonderful.

Recent Donors 18

  • Reinhard Schwarzenberger

    AUD 133 25/12/2018

  • Aaron Morehead

    USD 100 22/12/2018

  • gary r rudy

    USD 229 02/12/2018

  • Litsa Barberoglou

    AUD 399 28/11/2018

  • Lance Pilgrim

    Great work Darren!

    AUD 1,000 25/11/2018

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Darryn for Making a difference to these people’s lives

    AUD 133 24/11/2018

  • Reeder Family

    Love this! We want our goat to be named - Warren. Thanks Darren!

    AUD 133 18/11/2018

  • David Waters

    Glad to be onboard!

    AUD 133 15/11/2018

  • Lydia Harb

    Fantastic initiative . 😀

    AUD 798 13/11/2018

  • Paul Jones

    Darren, good luck with the goat gamble - Paul and Mara

    AUD 266 12/11/2018

  • Andrew and Deb

    AUD 133 11/11/2018

  • Kathryn, Mark, Ruby and Max Thompson

    Darren we feel privileged to have connected with Cambodian children and families through you and World Vision. Your generosity and care inspires us. Thanks for the work you do. Choose great goats! Cheers Kathryn

    AUD 399 09/11/2018

  • Lance and Claudia Sterling

    Privileged to be part of this great concept

    AUD 1,200 08/11/2018

  • Megan Agosta

    Great initiative Darren x

    AUD 133 08/11/2018

  • Jacki Tossol

    Delighted to be able to contribute to such a positive project.

    AUD 133 08/11/2018