WHF has provided over 200 goats to five villages which have been distributed to families who wish to develop breeding herds. The villages prepare by forming enclosures for the animals and Goat Committees which regulate the distribution process and care of the animals. Each family is given one breeding female with the understanding that the first born female will be given to another family wishing to participate in the project. Because of the short reproductive cycle, each family is able to build a small herd. Benefits include manure for garden fertilizer, meat, milk, and the accumulation of an asset for family expenses.