OUR FOUNDING STORY
In 2013, the Panella family traveled to Uganda to add two boys to their family. While there, Scott and Meg saw a great need and realized they could do something about it. Give A Goat was born out of the idea that a single goat can change the health & outlook for so many. Whether it be through goat milk or goat meat; a single goat can supply the needs to a family. But in their eyes, a herd of goats can produce milk for MANY families.
The first goat given, Brownie, was met with tears and laughter. In Uganda, goats are more than a four-legged creature–they symbolize hope. Hope for the families future, hope for a holiday meal or hope of rearing goats with intention selling. Give A Goat believes in something deeper than simply handing a family or organization a piece of livestock; Give A Goat aims to serve the group by providing housing, fencing, food, medical care, and education.
Several organizations that Give A Goat partners with simply need the goat milk. In the case of malnourishment clinics, the focus has to be completely on their children, but milk is a vital step in the process. Scott and Meg began to wonder how best to serve these groups.
In 2015, an expansion plan made itself available; what if Give A Goat provided a farm for the goats being housed to help the various NGOs and organizations in Uganda? The Give A Goat Farm is a work in progress, but we hope to deliver wonderful stories of hope, love, and goats throughout the country.