Throughout a lot of regions in Africa, it's especially the widows and single mothers who suffer the most from poverty. Along with their children, they live under terribly poor conditions and literally from hand to mouth. With no income, no social security, and no money to pay the school fees for their chldren, surviving another day becomes a serious challenge for these women. Among them there are also a lot of grandmothers who have to step in and take care of their grandchildren, as the parents have died from AIDS.
Women For Women aims to support these women and help them directly, without bureaucracy. For them, owning a dairy cow means a way to provide for their families and a possibility to earn a living. It's a simple but effective way to help them break the life threatening downward spiral and escape from a life in poverty.