Village life can be hard in West African countries like Ghana and Nigeria. The daily struggle for sustenance is severely compounded when former Muslims become Christians. Shunned by those around them after conversion, these poor families are marginalized and suffer greatly because of their faith in Christ. Knowing this prompted Call of Hope to introduce a practical ministry to help these new believers, who are not even able to afford to send their children to school. It has come to be known as the “Goat Project.”
The Call of Hope “Goat Project” provides a female goat to Christian families. When the goat produces offspring, they can be sold at market and the proceeds can be used for school fees and other necessary items for the children to receive their education.
Since its inception, over 10,000 goats have been provided to vulnerable children and their families in Ghana and Nigeria. Once neighboring Muslims witnessed the success of the program, they began asking for goats as well. Call of Hope then began including Muslim children in the program, which offered the unique opportunity to share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ.