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I Got 10 Beautiful Yaks – I am so Happy

In July 2011, Samaritan’s Purse shared how you could radically change the lives of people trapped in a cycle of unrelenting poverty, and empower them to create a new future for themselves and their families.

As you may remember, we shared about various livelihood projects in Mongolia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, PNG, Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka. And we shared how there was a funding need of $65,000 for these projects to continue uninterrupted.yaks2-300x255

We’re excited to let you know that as at the beginning of October our donors have generously given $33,520 in response to the livelihoods appeal – well on the way to our goal!

“It’s exciting to see our supporters responding to this urgent need,” says Jorge Rodrigues, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse. “And by God’s grace our goal will be met so that more people trapped in poverty can build a livelihood, develop a sustainable lifestyle and create a new future for themselves and their families.”

One person whose life has changed through our livelihood projects is a man called Bayarnemeh from Mongolia. A victim of a “dzud” – an unusually snowy winter that resulted in the death of many livestock due to the cold and a lack of food – Bayarnemeh lost 400 animals, creating a huge crisis for him and his family.

Through the generous response of friends like you, we are able to help people like Bayarnemeh and his family get back on their feet. “I got 10 beautiful head of yaks,” he exclaims. “I am so happy! Many thanks to the people of Samaritan’s Purse.”

Thank you for giving so generously to help reach economically marginalised people like Bayarnemeh with God’s love. And please pray that our livelihood projects funding goal is met very soon. We are grateful for you!

To find out about our other Animals & Agriculture Livelihoods projects, please click here.