African Women Rising Holds Goat Fest


On April 6, more than 200 people gathered at a private estate just below Westmont College for African Women Rising’s (AWR) second annual Goat Fest. Proceeds from the event will enable the purchase of 300 goats for people AWR serves in Northern Uganda. The organization runs extensive education, agriculture, and microfinance programs in this region.

Co-founder and Executive Director Linda Cole chose the Goat Fest theme both because she wanted a fun, family and community oriented event and because goats are important animals in many Ugandan households. The event had a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with lots of mingling among guests, many with some connection to the founders, AWR, or other nonprofit organizations. A few goats were on hand, happily mingling in a penned area…

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