Aminah Ghalib Mofhel has made good use of the veterinary training she received as part of a USAID-funded agricultural support program. The program aims to enhance livestock farming practices that increase production, market opportunities and employment in rural areas.
Organized by USAID in cooperation with the U.S. Army, the training provided skills in basic animal health care, hygiene, and appropriate animal husbandry techniques to 34 women from the five governorates where USAID is working.
Using these skills, Aminah is caring for her family’s fifteen sheep and goats. In addition, she has begun to care for the animals in the surrounding area, earning 2,000 to 3,000 Yemeni rials (about $10 to $15) a month.
She is helping to care for the goats and sheep of fifteen families, each with approximately 20 animals, in the area around the village of Mofrq Al-Sad in Marib Governorate, where she lives. This has led to a general increase in animal health in the area.
Last updated: August 19, 2013