Burkina Faso

SPANA is supporting the Association for the Promotion of Local Initiatives for Development (AAPILD) in Loumbila, Burkina Faso by providing financial and technical support in a 12 month project to improve the health and welfare of working animals and the communities that depend on them.

Thin donkey - Burkina Faso

So far the project has seen 30 animal health facilitators trained by senior animal technicians, one from each of the 30 villages in the project area.

These facilitators will now go back to their villages and run workshops for local animal owners to improve knowledge of animal’s work environments, equipment, feeding and watering, health protocols, hygiene and harness use. These animal health facilitators will also be provided with annual refresher training to continually grow their knowledge and communicate new concepts in animal care.

The overall aim is to improve long term animal health and welfare through education and the treatment of 6,200 animals. This also supports traditional livestock keeping and herding which is usually the only source of income for local people.

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