|A better livelihood for Safiyo|
The smile on Safiyo Hassan Jama’s* face reveals her satisfaction at moving up from a casual labourer to a livestock farmer. She is a beneficiary of UNDP’s Area-based Early Recovery for Affected Communities (ABER) project.
”I never would have believed it ─ a healthy milk cow and a calf are great assets for my family. They have drastically improved the quality of life for my family. My parents are very old. I am a single child, and my husband may have died at sea,” she narrates.
Safiyo participated in a community orientation and mobilization exercise in Mahaday in September 2009. The following month, she was rewarded with a milk cow and a calf under the ABER project.
The Area-based Early Recovery for Affected Communities project aims at improving productive and sustainable livelihood assets in selected regions of South Central Somalia.
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