Ten Million Raised For Goat Farm - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Ten Million Raised For Goat Farm

Published September 8, 2014

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Háafell IndieGoGo campaign page

The general public has shown an outpouring of love and support to save an Icelandic goat farm from closure.

RÚV reports that the beleagured Háafell goat farm in Borgarfjörður has received a tremendous amount of support from people around the world. The farm, home to some 400 goats, had fallen into dire financial straits: a 40 million ISK debt, and the possibility of foreclosure looming overhead.

However, funds raised on the farm’s IndieGoGo page exceeded their $90,000 USD goal with seven days to spare.

Jóhanna B. Þorvaldsdóttir, who runs the goat farm, told reporters that the next step will be to negotiate with the bank to prevent the closing of the farm.

“This is naturally breeding work that matters to all the goats in the country,” she said. “[Donations] came first and foremost from the US, but there are also donations from Icelanders, Norwegians, and people all over,” adding that she was rendered speechless by the support and is “full of gratitude”.

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