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Heifer Sheep Handoff Jump-Starts USAID Project in Senegal

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In December alone, 460 families in 23 villages will receive sheep, goats and chickens as part of this USAID Feed the Future project to improve nutrition and income in the Matam, Bakel and Kedougou regions of Senegal. By the end of the five-year project, more than 5,500 families will receive original Heifer animals and training with thousands more benefiting from Passing on the Gift, likely Heifer’s largest animal distribution ever.

Heifer is in charge of the livestock portion of the project, with other partners in the USAID-funded consortium including the lead organization Cooperative League of the USA, Counterpart International, Sheladia and Manobi. The project name is USAID/Yaajeende, including the local Pulaar word for abundance or prosperity. 

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