Sharon Baker is a Sunday school teacher in her hometown. But that’s not how most people know her.
"I am Sharon Baker, the crazy goat lady," Baker said. "Everybody in Kansas City knows me that way."
Baker loves goats because they can change lives, especially in poor countries. She teaches her students that buying a family a goat can have a lasting impact.
"A goat lives about 10 years, gives 16 cups of milk every single day, and that milk can be made into yogurt, butter and cheese that can be sold in the market," Baker said.
Baker raises money throughout the year to buy goats through the organization World Vision.
Her original goal was to buy one goat for a family in need. Five years and 500 goats later, Baker is proud of her status as the crazy goat lady.
"I love people calling me the crazy goat lady," she said. "It’s a way that they can identify who I am. It’s a name they remember, and that’s the main thing, to make sure that people remember who we are and what we’re doing and why we’re doing it."