I GET MY OWN GOAT!!
A few years ago one of the boys had a goat that kept bearing twins. He actually saved several of the twins until he had enough to trade for a cow. That is being an entrepreneur ! We believe he will go far in life.
A MZUNGU NEVER BUYS A GOAT!
The name for a person not of color is mzungu. Children get so excited when we come to Kadawa and it is music to our ears when we go through the village and hear loud cries of "Mzungu! Mzungu!" from the children along the road and in the bush!
Tuesday as the day to buy and distribute goats. Why? It is the main market day and there is an animal auction there. Barak is our goat purchaser. He knows well how to bargain and buys them at a good price. If a mzungu tried to buy a goat at auction the price would be considerably higher, for in the eyes of the seller all wazungu (plural for mzungu) are rich.
Ropes are tied to each of the goats, and the ends are gathered together. That way they don't know which goat they will get. Then the children pick a rope, and follow it down to see their goat.
WE BLESS YOU ALL AND WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
JOHN & MARTY