Mars Video Vignette: Raising Livestock

In the Village of Kragui, meat comes at a premium. Even a small fish costs more than most farmers can afford. That’s why Bamba Gohou Aissata wants her farm to get in the business of raising livestock. In this video vignette, Bamba provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of a woman farmer in Kragui, where women continue to work hard in the fields even when their health begins to fail.

Bamba describes how much it would mean to her family if they could raise their own livestock. They’d have enough meat to pay for their children to go to school and to feed everyone on the farm, and some women would be able to leave behind the backbreaking work in the field to care for the livestock instead. We were moved by Bamba’s determination to improve the lives of her fellow farmers and to provide for the farm’s children.

You can also watch the video on the blog’s video page or at our YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgmK82WY1HY&list=PL4aR8gG6tmWL1d6WJUhEau6Ed5_lLlQ2o&index=2

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