The last year has seen fantastic growth in SPANA’s work, expanding our operations into new parts of the world. For example, having worked on a range of projects in Tanzania since 2013, we are now establishing a permanent presence there, while our operations in Ethiopia are growing rapidly. I was thrilled to open a brand new centre in Boghé, Mauritania, in October last year, and we’re planning on expanding our operations in Mali. We also had new projects starting all the time – for instance, in Jakarta, Indonesia, where we’re running a project to treat working horses.
Thanks to your support, over the past year we’ve treated 81,988 more animals, trained 398 more vet students and professionals, and reached 2,423 more working animal owners with our advice and training than we did in 2018. Going into the new decade, we’re doing more work in more places than ever before – and making more of a difference to the lives of working animals.