|How goats brought hope to Faud|
Faud Ahmed Hassan*, 68, lives in Shaan village, Middle Shabelle region with his physically challenged wife and 13 children.
He is currently a livestock farmer, but for a long time, Faud raised seasonal crops such as maize and beans. He stopped after a prolonged drought hit the region. An additional problem was the low value of his chosen crops.
“I used to exchange five kilos of maize for a cup of milk. This was too little compared to the investment made in the farming,” he explains.
The Recovery and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme supports vulnerable communities by providing pro-poor social services towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals . Centred on community support, it strives to increase their income, improve their ability to manage natural resources, and mitigate the impact of disasters.
*name has been changed