“Gift Goat” Program in Kashgar, Xinjiang Region, Promoted by Southern Chinese Institutions

Ablimit Tudi, a 67-year-old farmer in Kashgar, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, enthusiastically supports a “gift goat” program that began in the district in December 2011. He and his wife received a 5,400 yuan ($872) startup loan that year, which they used to buy five pregnant goats. Their livestock doubled at the beginning of 2012