The Gift of Livestock

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Goat in Senegal

Elizabeth Bintliff in Senegal

Elizabeth Bintliff is the West Africa Coordinator for Heifer International.  Food insecurity is a pressing issue for the people of West Africa.  The nearest grocery store is often a 4-hour walk away so people usually just eat what they grow.  These crops are mostly starches.  Heifer International works to provide donations of livestock to communities in need, which gives them a source of protein and income.  Donations can include anything from a flock of chickens, to rabbits or goats.  Their "Pass on the Gift" program encourages families who have received donations to in turn donate offspring to others in need.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Jennifer Ferro, Harriet Ells