Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund

Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund

Cameroon, Africa Support Fund

Since 2003, Sr. Edna Lonergan, president of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, has operated the Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund. Proceeds purchase goats, chickens and piglets that go to the poorest residents of Cameroon. This livestock is vital to their survival, providing a sustainable food source and additional income which can help families for decades and bring hope for generations.

Cameroon sisters and a family with the goats

About the Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund

Located on the western coast of Africa, Cameroon is home to several small villages including Shisong and Bafut. These two villages have been blessed with the efforts of the Tertiary Franciscan Sisters, who arrived there from Italy decades ago.

The majority of residents in Shisong and Bafut are living on the edge of poverty, with some families surviving on $100 a year or less and many without adequate food, clothing, shelter, education or medical care. The Sisters have started a vocational school that teaches cooking, sewing, and computer skills. They have also provided medical care. Despite the help of the Sisters, living conditions are poor and the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus has taken the lives of many young adults, leaving grandparents and great-grandparents to care for their sometimes very young grandchildren.

How you can help

You can help Cameroon families by donating $12 for a chicken, $35 for a male goat, $50 for a female goat, $85 for a pair of goats or $50 for a piglet.

Make your purchase now securely using the form to make a sustainable difference.

Two Cameroon children

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Other ways to support the fund

Mail your tax-deductible donation to:
St. Ann Center/Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund
2801 E. Morgan Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Make checks payable to:
St. Ann Center/Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund

If you are interested in volunteering your time to help the Cameroon Goat & Chicken Fund, please call 414-977-5063.

It’s amazing. People give a little bit, it just adds up. Even if they give $2, it would take care of the feed for one chicken for two weeks. A lot of people will give $100, which will buy the grain, a female and male goat and two chickens. With that, we could sustain that family forever.”

~ Sr. Edna Lonergan, OSF

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