This gift in action
Fatima and her four children live in Baghal e Kando village, Afghanistan. Her husband died in 1998. "I had to sell our livestock – we had nothing left." But then, an unlikely saviour arrived. Baaa, it said ….
Several years after the fall of the Taleban, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world with an average life expectancy of just 43 and widespread security problems. Droughts in recent years have devastated livestock levels.
Oxfam Unwrapped funding has helped communities in the region to improve their livelihoods and food security by distributing sheep, and by training the recipients how to feed, shelter and provide medical care to their animals.
When Oxfam distributed animals in the village, the Community Development Council identified Fatima as being in need of assistance. She received two female sheep, and animal vaccinations. She is now "very happy" to have animals again. Her income has increased and she plans to send her two younger children to school this year.
The income from Fatima’s two Oxfam Unwrapped sheep sends her children to school, and she says she is "very happy" again. Sheep and cheerful, maybe?