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Heifer Camel project: A resounding success to Maasai community in Tanzania

They are huge, bulky and strong! They are disease-tolerant and can survive drought by browsing on leaves on trees that other livestock cannot eat. These are camels!

Following severe long droughts that hit northeastern part of Tanzania in the last couple of years, a group of Maasai women of Ketumbeine village in Longido district, Arusha region set their eyes on Heifer international Tanzania camel project as the favourable solution to fight hunger and poverty.

Heifer International with its headquarters in the United States is a non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and caring for the world by distributing cattle, sheep, rabbits, pigs, honeybees, camels, donkeys, horses, ducks, chickens, geese and tree seedlings to more than 125 countries around the globe including Tanzania.

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