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Capital: Bucharest
Population: 22,215,421
Population below national poverty line: 25%

Bóthar in Romania:

Bóthar’s first project in Romania was initiated in 2001. Since then, there have been number of projects there involving a variety of animals, including fish dairy cows and sheep. As part of a pass-on in a dairy project there, farmers are providing disabled children in orphanages and hospitals in the locality with food and milk.


Current Project Profiles

Project Title: Farmers Feed the Children Phase 3
Location: Baciu, Suceagu, Corus, Popesti, Mera and Salistea Noua, Cluj County
Number of families: 150
Animals: Pure breed dairy heifers.
Other inputs: One milk collection plant and 30 milking units.
Training: Livestock management, milk processing and farm product marketing.
Brief synopsis: This project will initially target 150 farming families who will be provided with one heifer each. In addition to this, the farmers will also be provided with thirty milking machines and a milk collection plant will also be established. In addition to the pass on, these farmers will provide food and milk for institutionalized children with disabilities in hospitals, orphanages and special schools in the locality, many of whom are seriously undernourished.
Pass-on obligations: All 150 families have to pass-on a dairy heifer within 2 years.
Expected benefits: Fresh farm products provided to institutionalised children (hospitals, orphanages).
Co-financing partner(s): Heifer International
Local partner(s): Associatia Crescatorilor de animale din Corus

Project title: Livestock for Livestock farms in Carlibaba
Location: Mountains of the Bucovina region (Borca village)
Number of families: 10
100 sheep, 10 rams of Turcana breed
Other inputs:
Veterinary aid and technical training
Training will be given in animal breeding and farm product marketing.
Brief synopsis:
In the highlands of the Bucovina Region, 100 Turcana sheep and ten rams are being distributed, a breed of local sheep naturally adapted to this highland environment. From these sheep numerous traditional products can be made and help and knowledge on how to effectively sell this produce is being provided, emphasising the importance of creating a producer’s network. In the three years this project will run, it is expected that each recipient family will pass on 10 sheep and one ram to other needy families, strengthening the community and protecting the highland environment.
Pass-on obligations:
A sheep of 20kg or more will be passed on to a new family selected by the committee based on the initial selection criteria. Male offspring will be used primarily for breeding local sheep, slaughtered for home consumption, or sold. Each family will pass on 10 sheep during 3 years.
Expected benefits:
20 families from Borca Village will achieve self-sustainability, improving nutrition, increasing income while preserving traditional activities.
Co-financing partner(s):
Heifer Nederland
Local partner(s):
Heifer Romania

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