Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beatrice's Goat on Bookstore People

Heifer International is one of my favorite charity's - the idea is that you can give someone a gift that can earn them a living and in time gives back to their entire village!!!

Today on the "Bookstore People" Blog is a review of Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier, illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter
From their post:
Beatrice’s Goat, written by Page McBrier and illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter, is the true story of ordinary people chipping in to make a big impact on the lives of others. One goat gave Beatrice Biira a chance at an education. I’ve written about my love for Heifer International, an organization that provides livestock to families to help them feed their family and earn money to lift their family out of poverty. Heifer gave 12 goats to 12 families in Kisinga, Uganda and the Biira family received one of them. Prior to owning the goat, Beatrice begged her parents to let her attend school, but the school required the students to pay for their books and uniform. Beatrice’s family did not have the money to pay for her supplies. After receiving the Heifer goat, it gave enough milk for Beatrice’s family and extra to sell, thereby providing the funds for school. ...for more go to:

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