Shepherd Hood Ministry. Kenya
This year Orchid Roots like you helped launch the Shepherd Hood Goat Ministry project. This youth empowerment program is designed to provide disenfranchised young people with the self confidence required to one day transition to confident adults. This may seem like a lofty goal but it isn’t. Shepherd Hood aims high but starts early by engaging in the lives of adolescents when they find themselves unable to pay for High School. The program provides a goat on a three year grant for the student to manage and breed so he or she can raise the money needed for High School when they reach the entry age in their particular district. The products the goat will provide, including milk and more goats are sold to raise the necessary funding for school. In addition Shepherd Hood delivers the Christian Gospel reminding these forgotten young lives that they are loved and that their lives have meaning. So far this year Orchid has helped purchase thirty goats and also paid for the training of youth workers going out into the field to deliver these miracles on four legs. We want to provide another thirty before we ring in 2014 and with your help we will.