Sustainable change for impoverished communities
Senegal is a country where the agricultural sector employs almost 60% of the active population. Poverty remains prominent in rural areas with rural communities facing a number of constraints including food insecurity, natural resource deprivation and insufficient access to services in addition to poor animal welfare practices. In December 2018, Brooke launched a partnership with Eclosio to work in three key regions facing these constraints, Thies, Fatick and Diourbel.
This partnership will work in the Municipalities of Mont Rolland, Ngoye and Diossong to support the communities in creating sustainable change to their livelihoods and equines’ welfare. It will enable Brooke to lend our expertise in helping communities recognise the importance of equine welfare and develop a mutually beneficial relationship with a pioneering livelihoods organisation.
Raising awareness in 8,000 households
This project will work to raise the awareness of 8000 households in Senegal to better recognise and take into account the importance of equine welfare for social, economic and environmental benefits.
This work will be conducted closely with local authorities in order to encourage equine owners to comply with the law.
Recognising that sustainable changes for equine welfare go hand-in-hand with economic security, we are also working to enable these households to make sustainable improvements to their livelihoods through innovative micro-project pilots.
Our vision is a world where each and every one has the means to have sustainable, sufficient, healthy and balanced food, to make a decent living from one's activities and to exert one's fundamental rights
Working with micro-projects
The project will support 26 micro-projects for approximately 100 entrepreneurs, to give young people in these remote, rural equine-owning communities better economic opportunities. Encouraging young people to remain within their communities will strengthen local livelihoods and lead to improvements for working equines in a holistic, one-welfare centred approach to programmatic working.
Make a difference to working horses, donkeys and mules