Goats are usually given to families in pairs, with the female goat already pregnant. The birth of a kid is a time of great excitement.
Females provide milk for the family to drink and surplus to sell in their community. Both males and females give excellent manure to help families with their veg production. Families often breed goats to generate more income, or keep some on their farm as a ‘savings scheme’.
Kids are given to farmers in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.