Empowering Roma women

in Mures County

Building on its successful history implementing projects with Roma communities, and in response to the needs of this vulnerable group, Heifer Romania, along with its partners, started a new project: „Empowering Roma Women in Mures County”. With an emphasis on women's empowerment, the project will support Roma women and families to improve their livelihoods by engaging in the dairy value chain. Including Roma and non-Roma families in the project activities will promote social harmony. The target area is Mures County, having the biggest Roma minority in all Romania.

 

The goal of this project is to lift out of poverty 3,000 Roma and non-Roma families, which are now struggling on 50$/ month. Through the development of social capital and engaging into a pro poor wealth creating dairy value chain these families become models of sustainable small holder farming systems. The project is taking advantage of good local animal breeding condition and opportunities of accessing the market and creates an income generating model for poor small holders.

PROGRAM KEY DATA

Initiated in 2015

3000 beneficiares last year

Active Program

Total Budget: 1,421,300 Eur

Financed by: Heifer & Bothar, CRCR, Adept

The project is taking advantage of good local animal breeding condition and opportunities of accessing the market and creates an income generating model for poor small holders.

20%

Roma

Our estimations say that approximately

of current recipients of  Heifer Romania are

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of heifer International, Heifer Romania organized a special transport of 70 heifers that arrived from Ireland by air. Livestock are offered by the non-profit organization Bothar, Ireland and was donated to disadvantaged families in Transylvania within this project. One more transport of 26 heifers arrived for these beneficiaries from the same partner, Bothar Ireland.  Besides heifers, also AI doses and trainings are provided for the beneficiaries.

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