In Africa, millions of people survive by their livestock. Yet veterinary care is often insufficiently available. When farmers lose their herds to disease, drought or conflict, they lose everything: their pride, their culture, their savings and their livelihood. By helping to care for livestock and improve production, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium supports local populations in their struggle against hunger and poverty.


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Official launch of project EVE

02 December 2014

The launch of project ‘EVE’ (Energie Verte & Elevage – Green Energy & Livestock) took place on Tuesday 30th September in Nyamagabe district in Southern Province of Rwanda, with the participation of many invited guests, including local and national dignitaries, representatives of VSF Belgium’s partners from local and international NGOs, including IMBARAGA (VSF’s main local partner), and the representative from the Belgian embassy in Kigali.


A sheep for Mother's Day

22 April 2013

Mother's Day is fast approaching, a day where we dote upon our mothers and shower them with all our love. But did you know that thanks to a few sheep, a mother in eastern Congo will be able to enjoy her Mother's Day too?


Three rabbits make a big difference

19 February 2013

In eastern Congo, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium distributes rabbits to vulnerable families. Several rabbits make it possible for these households to overcome poverty. In fact, the rabbits are a source of food and income. Thanks to the sale of rabbits, families can buy other food, essential for a balanced diet, and can pay medical and school expenses.


A goat for Christmas

19 December 2012

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium provides vulnerable families in Rwanda with goats. With these animals, families can gain control of their lives and escape poverty. If you still do not know what to give for Christmas, or if you would like to make a donation, give a family in Rwanda a goat or two.