“We will build a better future for everyone by giving people the freedom and the power to build a better future for themselves and their families.” These wise words came from Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. It is likewise a slogan adopted by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières. With your support and commitment, thousands of livestock keepers were able to improve their standard of living in 2013. Here is a brief glimpse into some of the achievements you made possible!
Your contribution to a healthy and productive livestock in Africa bears fruit. In 2012, your support allowed thousands of children and their families in Africa to fight against malnutrition and to face drought, conflicts, and weakening of their animals.
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.
In September 2012, David J. Lane, US ambassador to the UN agencies in Rome, visited the Vétérinaires Sans Frontières 'Likes' project in Niger. "What you are doing here is fantastic," he commented at the end of his visit. By optimising animal health care and encouraging farmers to restore pastures, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières is limiting the losses that livestock farmers suffer due to mortality or low price sales during crisis situations.
Vandaag, op 8 maart, is het internationale vrouwendag. Maar niet enkel vandaag zet Dierenartsen Zonder Grenzen de vrouwen in de bloemetjes. Elke dag vechten we voor een beter leven voor vrouwen. En het verhaal van Gnériba Konaré uit Mali toont dat dit de moeite waard is.