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Achill Island Challenge Trek

Achill Island Challenge Trek

Bóthar has organised a three day walking event to Achill Island to raise funds in aid of the Rwandan Creamery project. Get more details on Achill Island Challenge Trek


Siúl go dtí Seasca Dó

Siúl go dtí Seasca Dó

In keeping with his tradition and to celebrate his birthday, Peter Ireton will be walking 62km, 1km for every year of his life on Saturday, April 26th. This year, he will be hoping to raise €62,000 to help complete Bóthar's new creamery in Rusizi, Rwanda. Get more details on Siúl go dtí Seasca Dó


Help Us Build a Creamery

Help Us Build a Creamery

We are very excited to be coming back to you with an up-date on construction of our fourth creamery which is being built at Ruzizi, Western Rwanda. Get more details on Help Us Build a Creamery


A gift that ‘shortens the road’

A gift that ‘shortens the road’

There’s an old Irish saying, “Giorraíonn beirt bóthar”, which means “two shorten the road”. In other words, so long as we have someone by our side, our journey becomes easier. It’s a phrase that often comes to mind when Bóthar receives the gift of a life-saving animal from our donors. Get more details on A gift that ‘shortens the road’


UPDATE: Philippines Typhoon Urgent Appeal - January 7th 2014

UPDATE: Philippines Typhoon Urgent Appeal - January 7th 2014

Nearly two months have passed since the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. To everyone that could afford to make a donation to the Bóthar Philippines Urgent Appeal, thank you. Your donation has helped many of our 4,000 participant families get back on their feet in the wake of the catastrophe. Get more details on UPDATE: Philippines Typhoon Urgent Appeal - January 7th 2014


Irish cows in Rwanda help families move on from genocide

Irish cows in Rwanda help families move on from genocide

The Rwandan Genocide was a mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus that took place in 1994 in the East African state of Rwanda. It is considered the most organised genocide of the 20th century. Get more details on Irish cows in Rwanda help families move on from genocide


Cows in Malawi provide security for a new family

Cows in Malawi provide security for a new family

Benefitting from receiving an Irish dairy cow means one family can plan for the future and provide security for their baby daughter. Get more details on Cows in Malawi provide security for a new family


Bóthar Accountability

Bóthar Accountability

Bóthar has published a number of frequently asked questions regarding the organisation's accountability. Get more details on Bóthar Accountability


Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Justice and equality is one of the guiding principles of Bóthar's work. In many cases, poverty is a result of discrimination and racism and Bóthar seeks to empower those who are impoverished because of their ethnicity, sex or social status. Get more details on Tribute to Nelson Mandela


Why an Irish dairy goat?

Why an Irish dairy goat?

Bóthar is the only agency which sends dairy goats from Ireland. An Irish dairy goat will supply 4 to 5 litres of milk per day. Indigenous African goats are not dairy animals and are rarely milked in Africa. They produce about a cupful of milk per day. Get more details on Why an Irish dairy goat?


Break a WORLD RECORD with Bóthar

Break a WORLD RECORD with Bóthar

This Christmas, Bóthar will make THREE attempts to break a world record for the greatest number of people wearing a ‘Santa hat’ at a given time. The first attempt attempt will be made at Thomond Park in Limerick on Sunday, December 8th and the two further attempts will be made at the Sportsground, Galway and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin both on December 14th! Get more details on Break a WORLD RECORD with Bóthar


Hundreds of thousands of families in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Hundreds of thousands of families in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan

The news of the last week has been tough to watch. Typhoon Haiyan has dominated the news with incredible tragedy and hopelessness. The response from Ireland has been tremendous, with emergency aid now arriving to the affected areas. Get more details on Hundreds of thousands of families in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan


Bóthar supporting The One Percent Difference campaign

Bóthar supporting The One Percent Difference campaign

Bóthar is proud to be part of the One Percent Difference campaign. The aim of the campaign is to encourage people in Ireland to give 1% of either their time or money to a charity they want to support. The idea is simple. Get more details on Bóthar supporting The One Percent Difference campaign


Largest Bóthar shipment ever of dairy heifers to Romania set to benefit 50 Roma families.

Largest Bóthar shipment ever of dairy heifers to Romania set to benefit 50 Roma families.

100 in-calf dairy heifers despatched from Roscrea in €300,000 investment in poverty stricken Romanian communities Bóthar dispatched its largest shipment of live dairy heifers to provide milk and income for poverty stricken Romanian families with the founder of the aid organisation, Bóthar, urging greater understanding of and support for the Roma communities’ plight. Get more details on Largest Bóthar shipment ever of dairy heifers to Romania set to benefit 50 Roma families.


Best Will in the World Week

Best Will in the World Week

Bóthar is helping to improve and save the lives of some of the poorest people in the world and we need your help to continue to do it. Please help us to continue that work by kindly remembering us in your will. Get more details on Best Will in the World Week


Sheep farming transforms lives in Cameroon

Sheep farming transforms lives in Cameroon

Bóthar received the following story about the goat and sheep projects that Bóthar operates in the Mbam - Upper Sanag Valley, from our field representative in Cameroon, Ajuh Jooel. Get more details on Sheep farming transforms lives in Cameroon


31 Bóthar calves to be raised by Loughan House prisoners for Rwandan community

31 Bóthar calves to be raised by Loughan House prisoners for Rwandan community

In-calf Dairy Heifers will be donated to local families in Rusizi, Rwanda and help supply creamery being developed there by Bóthar Get more details on 31 Bóthar calves to be raised by Loughan House prisoners for Rwandan community


Bóthar visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

Bóthar visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

Bóthar was among many NGOs honoured recently with an invitation to send a party of 20 staff and supporters to a garden party hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina in Áras an Uachtaráin. Get more details on Bóthar visit to Áras an Uachtaráin


A goat helps to provide a college education

A goat helps to provide a college education

Reuben Koech, a Bóthar representative in Kenya wanted to tell you the story of Coleta Juma Otieno from the Oriang Womens Group in Kisumu County, Kenya Get more details on A goat helps to provide a college education


Give Wedding Gifts with Meaning

Give Wedding Gifts with Meaning

These days most people have everything they need, so the traditional gifts of dishes and ironing boards are no longer necessary. Why not give them a present that will last as long as their love? The living gift of livestock sent to a poor family is possibly the best gift that you could give the couple that has everything. Get more details on Give Wedding Gifts with Meaning


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