Subama's Farm Animal Story


KGM Volunteer Board Members cover all operating costs so 100% of EVERY gift you invest in through Kerusomen goes directly to families in rural India. Every penny of your generous giving produces impact and changed lives.

Whether you give once or partner regularly with us through our
Fountain Community, we want you to have peace of mind about your stewardship.  

You helped Subama, a 35 year old woman struggling to support her three young children and a sickly husband in Andhra Pradesh, India. Subama was working round-the-clock as a domestic servant to three households, yet still makes time to care for her children and spouse. She often feels exhausted but thanks God for her health, praying fervently for strength to continue working. 

Subama's dream of a better house than the family's hut (made out of palm leaves) died when her husband became ill. Her hopes for a better future for her son, 13-year old Raju, and his younger two siblings is barely alive. School tuition and supplies for three children is simply out of reach -  without a miracle.

Then God sent KGM Pastor Anil who invited her son Raju to help him pick out a female goat for the family. That means a steady supply of healthy food for her growing boys. It also means extra milk to sell to meet other needs. Subama also plans to make goat milk soap to sell and to ensure her children have good hygiene so she can save more money with less doctor visits and medicine. She looks forward to the joy of sharing her first female kid with another family in her village and as her herd grows, Subama's dream of a better house may well be within reach!

Overjoyed, Subama couldn't wait to thank you for being the instrument God used to perform a miracle for her family. 

That’s just ONE of the several hundred families who received goats from KGM partners and that's not counting the kids born of those goats that will be gifted to others. Your loving example is birthing more backyard farm businesses every day, as God continues to multiply your gifts (and your kindness!) to transform hearts and lives in India. 


Imagine how you would feel if you were living in abject poverty. What if your first priority - every single day - was to simply survive. You have no time or resources to improve your situation...what's the best way out?

What if I told you obtaining animals is the answer. Seem unlikely?  India's government considers it one of the best ways for poor families in rural areas to lift themselves out of poverty. 

Here's what these animals provide: 


Entire families can sustain themselves with the meat, nutrient-rich milk, or high-protein eggs that goats and chickens provide.


As the animals reproduce, families can sell the leftover milk, eggs, cheese, and butter. And when the flocks and herds flourish, the kids and chicks can be quickly sold for even more cash.


  • Family members incapacitated by disease can become productive again
  • Children can go to school
  • Better healthcare and medicine are more affordable
  • Families can consider improving their living conditions and dwellings
  • The miserable cycle of poverty ends and a new cycle of prosperity begins for future generations


Families must show they are serious about providing a sustainable food supply and/or extra income for themselves and their children. In order to show their interest, they contribute their own money to feed and build shelter for the animals. 

Women and widows, who are the head of their households, can also join training classes that teach them to manage money and achieve basic business skills. 

Each animal recipient agrees to give first-born animals to help another needy family in their village and welcome regular visits from KGM pastors to check on the family’s progress towards self-sufficiency. This ensures that your gifts to Springs of Hope will have lasting results.

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