Hope and a Goat Named "Luck"

Hope and a Goat Named "Luck"

Beatrice Biira

9.22.2008

Beatrice Biira

Growing up in Kisinga Village in Western Uganda, Beatrice Biira overcame amazing odds to earn an education thanks to Heifer International’s world renowned program. When she was 9-years-old, Biira’s family received the gift of a goat from Heifer and used the profits from selling goat milk to put Birra through school. She is a student in the 2010 class of the Clinton School and is a worldwide inspiration. Her story is now the subject of the bestselling children’s book, “Beatrice’s Goat.”

Beatrice Biira, a Clinton School student, tells the story of her rise from poverty in Western Uganda to a college degree and graduate school – all with the help of a goat named "Luck" which was provided to her family by Heifer International. She discusses the idea that education is a necessary component for life and that poverty unfortunately denies many children the opportunity to learn and better themselves simply because they cannot afford to go to school.