Finally after months of training, when all the preparations have been made, the family is given the gift of their animal.
The families are also provided with full veterinary back-up including assistance with breeding on a declining basis for up to three years.
The impact of this gift on a family means that milk, honey, meat and eggs will improve a family's diet. In addition, the surplus can be sold thus giving the family possibly their first opportunity to earn an income. This income allows them to feed, clothe and educate their children.
The impact that one good quality farm animal has on an impoverished family in the Developing World can mean the difference between destitution and security.