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Skyrocketing costs affect goat project in Jordan

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"The best thing is that I don't have to buy milk," says Maytha, explaining that her small herd of two goats (following the death of two animals) produces two litres of milk a day, making it possible for her to make a small contribution to the family's food requirements.Ali Amareen chairs a benevolent society that provides goats to needy families through a program supported by Mennonite Central Committee. Two of the goats in this pen belong to Maytha Amareen.Maytha can't afford to buy livestock feed for her two goats but Joseph, 18, takes care of her goats and the seven goats that belong to his mother. Every morning he finds a place near the village where the goats can graze on shrubs and grasses growing in the desert.

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