Case study: Carfi's camels
"I can't believe how different life is for me and my family." Carfi, Ethiopia
For pastoralists like Carfi his animals are his currency and only means of survival. He lives with his family in Fuloromso district in Borana, southern Ethiopia. Five years ago, disaster struck when the region was devastated by drought and Carfi lost almost all of his precious livestock. Carfi was at his wits' end: "Before your help, we were paralysed by poverty. I was desperate."
Thankfully, CAFOD's local partner came to Carfi's aid providing him with eight goats, a camel and a donkey. Now Carfi's camel is providing his family with fresh milk to drink and sell at market, and Carfi can also transport heavy loads.