17 April 1997

Send a Cow charity wins £100,000 aid

UGANDAs government has given Bath-based charity Send a Cow a £100,000 grant to help with a bull improvement scheme as well as staff training and transport in the east African country.

Send a Cow was established in 1988 by a group of south-west dairy farmers. In-calf cows are given to needy families in east Africa to help them become self-sufficient.

The first female calf is passed to another household, and male calves are grown for beef or as working bulls.

Announcing the grant, vice-president of Uganda and minister of agriculture, Speciosa Kazibwe, said the government respected and valued the work done by Send a Cow in the country. "The long-term advantages for families can be evaluated by seeing the improvement in their living standards," she said. &#42

A grant of £100,000 from the Ugandan government will help Send a Cow develop a bull improvement scheme in the country.