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Book sales finance livestock.

Charitable Heifer International donates livestock to poor communities around the world as an economic development and empowerment move to enable families to work and feed themselves and neighbors. Go online at www.heifer.org to choose anything from a flock of geese or chicks for $20, rabbits for $60 or a goat for $120. There are also pigs, cows, bees and other options.

Now the publisher of the children's book Beatrice's Goat will donate a portion of the proceeds for each copy sold to Heifer International.

Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier

Illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter, Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, July 2004, $6.99, ISBN 0-689-86990-8, Ages 4-8

Beatrice is a young girl from a small Ugandan village of Kisinga. When the family receives a "lucky gift," a goat from "some kindhearted people from far away," its life starts to change, Not only does the little goat's milk keep her own family healthy, but the leftover milk also becomes a source of income. The money helps Beatrice go to school and buys the family a new home medicine and supplies.
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Publication:Black Issues Book Review
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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