My family was one of the nine families in the original group to receive the goats; others prefer to get pigs and poultry. First, I was not confident to raise goat because I did not have experience of raising these animals. Finally, I am comfortable to raise goats after I have learned techniques and skills from the Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) at my village who were introduced to us by Heifer Cambodia and Chetthor (village). There are available feedings for the goats to eat in my village, which I never knew of before I attended the trainings.
Raising goats does not [mean spending] a lot of money for buying their feed. I grow the goats' feed on my land so it is enough for the goats to eat. Sometimes I collect grass around the village and at the rice field for the goats to eat. After four or five months, the female goats gave birth. Each goat gave birth to a baby goat and in the next four or five months, the same female goat gave birth to another baby goat.
It is not difficult to sell goats. The traders come to buy goats from me at my house. Nowadays, my father raises goats because he sees the profit from goat raising. Many other villagers do the same.
My family and I are grateful to Heifer and Chetthor for their good deed. I never forget to thank them. I look after these precious gifts very well with my husband and my children.