SPANA ambassador Ann Widdecombe recently travelled to Nouakchott in Mauritania to see how SPANA is helping the country’s working animals.
Despite its population of over one million people, Nouakchott has no water distribution system. Its residents rely on 70,000 working donkeys, which have to collect and deliver water from a limited number of water points.
Ann explains the important role that working animals play in the city and how SPANA is giving them a brighter future.
You can also read about Ann’s experience in the Daily Express.
Ann is a long-time supporter of SPANA and has previously visited the charity’s work in Morocco and, in 2014, she toured the Giza Pyramids area in Cairo to see the plight of horses facing starvation amid the political unrest. Hundreds of carriage horses used for tourist excursions were suffering from severe malnutrition, as visitor numbers to Egypt plummeted.