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Livestock breaks the cycle of poverty in Sudan

Plan International Sudan, in collaboration with the government, has provided families with sheep and goats to improve the quality of life for children in Eldibibat.

Attagwa is a widow and a mother to 3 girls. She struggled with her meagre income to feed and clothe the girls after the death of her husband. She is highly dependant on gifts from relatives, which are erratic and insufficient. Her daughters were undernourished in the absence of a balanced diet, and she had no money to buy fresh or powder milk, thus their susceptibility to diseases increased.

Children happy always attending milking process
Attagwa and her children milking the goats.

Our dream came true when I received the goats

Attagwa’s family was selected to benefit from the project that was promoting animal husbandry in Dweim locality, funded by Plan International Germany. As a result, the family received 5 goats. The milk production of the goats is used for daily family consumption. The girls drink fresh milk every day and their health has improved gradually. Moreover, Attagwa sells the surplus to generate income to cover other expenses.

"Our dream came true when I received the goats, my children are enjoying drinking milk. I could not believe my eyes. My children are enjoying drinking milk twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. With time, the number of goats will increase and we will get more money and be able to enjoy our life,” said Attagwa.

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