When you buy a goat for a family in Africa real families benefit. Image shows African child holding a goat.


Buy a Goat today for just $75 and provide a family with extra income & nutrition.

Buy a Goat to Feed Families


For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats is critical to improving their health. Goats also provide a source of milk and cheese for families, which can be consumed or traded for other food produce.


Goats are distributed through Village Savings and Loans Associations – microfinance programs that teach women effective animal care and breeding techniques as part of overall literacy and numeracy, business and marketing training.


While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, goats take up little space so when you buy a goat you're giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.


Goats are great at producing other goats; quickly and relatively easily. As a result, one goat quickly becomes the foundation for a growing herd that offers families income for the long-term either by trading up to other livestock such as cows or using the income to start a small business (see Stecy's story below).

How it Works


Buy a Goat here. We'll source it there

The goat you purchase will be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport costs to a minimum.


Send a Free Card to a Special Somebody

With each goat you buy you will be able to select a FREE Mailed, PDF or Ecard to send to a special somebody. Card designs include holiday (pictured), goat-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy a goat without selecting a card.

Buy a goat and receive this free card showing a smiling African boy holding a goat

Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt

When you order a goat online you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. You can pay for your goat donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity.

How Buying a Charity Goat Changes Lives

Pandemic Impacts Family Finances

The pandemic hit 7-year-old Stecy’s (pictured) family hard - her grandmother Betty had to sell her poultry farm due to rising costs of feed, and all the money earned from that venture was used to provide food for the family. Coupled with children being out of school, increased cost of public transportation and home goods, Stecy’s family was in a tight spot financially.

More than just a goat

But then Stecy’s family received the Best.Gift.Ever of a goat and it restored hope for the entire family. In the infancy stage, Stecy’s family’s goat herding project is going to set-up Stecy and her siblings for the future.

Betty received training on goat care, farm expansion, and access to a veterinary consultant. Now with three goats, Stecy is looking forward to how the goats will support the family.

A Best.Gift.Ever like goats can change the future for children like Stecy by setting up families with reliable sources of income and food, so they can all thrive.

About Us

35-Years Experience Feeding Children

Children Canadian Feed The Children is an independent, secular development agency with 35-years experience feeding children.

We take a community-led approach to improving food security in the communities where we work.

We're an awarding-winning, 5-star rated charity that envisions a world where children thrive free from hunger and poverty.

“I donate to Canadian Feed The Children because children should not be hungry. It’s up to us to make sure this doesn’t happen.”

- Robyn

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Options

You can purchase goats online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also buy a goat by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.


901-2 Lansing Square
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8 Canada

1-800-387-1221 or 416-757-1220

[email protected]