A gift for life: Donate a sheep
Eritrea Environment and Development
Eritrea is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita income below 2 euros a day. Crop production is particularly weak due to the lack of technical resources. The average Eritrean family is usually composed of 5/6 people and the father figure is often distant from home because of the military draft. These men receive a low salary and sporadic leaves of absence, about one month per year. Therefore, the wives are responsible for the children’s education and for housekeeping. In order to improve the life conditions of these poor families and to increase their incomes, it is necessary to offer new opportunities for development.
With the project ‘’Donate a Sheep’’, we promote self-sufficiency though the donations of sheep and goats, in order to create small family breeding farms.
The activity will create an immediate significant improvement of food availability and economic opportunity through milk, manure, and wool; furthermore, the sale of the offspring of the animals will represent another economic benefit. Sheep and goats also do not require specific care and adapt themselves to the poor resources of the territory, which makes them perfect for the program.
The Zanetti Foundation (www.fondazionezanetti.-onlus.org) contributed to supporting the project.
Goals of the project
- To promote the right to Food by improving daily caloric intake and reducing the risk of malnutrition.
- To increase household income.
- To promote a solidarity network among the families of the village by the donation of a second little lamb.
- To increase the autonomy and self-esteem of the women, by improving their economic conditions.
Beneficiaries of the project
- Families of rural villages in extreme poverty.
What you can do
- $20: will contribute to the purchase of a paw
- $50: will contribute to the purchase of a sheep;
- $100: will buy a sheep for a family in need;
- $180: will donate a pregnant sheep to a family in need
- $200: will buy a sheep for two families.