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Giving goats in Eritrea


November 5, 2004

Political and economic troubles, and outbreaks of conflict, have dogged Eritrea since it achieved independence from Ethiopia after decades of war in 1991. Extreme poverty now exists across the country. CAFOD spent 413,000 in Eritrea in 2003-04

Major problems include:

Loss of livelihood: severe drought has forced people to sell their assets to buy food, leaving them without the seeds, tools or animals needed to cultivate the land.

Conflict: The war itself disrupted the economy and local markets, and left many people traumatised.

In response to this, CAFOD is supporting, among others:

The Eritrean Catholic Secretariat - providing assistance in areas worst affected by the drought, with the aim of improving people's health and helping local farmers to resume production of crops and livestock.

One of the ways they are doing this is distributing goats to 1,500 farming families.

The Catholic Eparchal Secretariat of Keren is working to help women earn an income to support themselves and their families.

Over three years, they will provide 450 women with goats, and, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, run training courses on animal husbandry.

Source: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Date: 4 Nov 2004

 

 
  
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