Success Stories

Livestock raising contributes to diversifying the food sources and improving the income of the IDPs

Hassan Qayed Battash is a poor man in the sixth decade of his life who and his family fled from Haradh district to Al-Raq'ie village in Khairan al-Muharraq district in Hajjah governorate . He was suffering from severe poverty and a lack of food and shelter.

Hassan was working on a daily wage to provide for his family’s basic food and needs under extremely difficult circumstances due to displacement and the unmerciful war.The war came to bring him and his family out of their area to leave everything behind, Hassan and his family tried to adapt to the reality of bitter displacement, but things were getting darker in front of him, to accumulate debts and Hassan could not pay the money and his situation became difficult and his life deteriorated.

The National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) provided unconditional cash assistance to Hassan and his family through the Emergency Integrated Response Project for the most affected IDPs in Hajjah Governorate, funded by the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF). Hassan invested that aid and planned to make better use of it which can contribute to Improve his life in the short and medium term.

With every cash disbursement Hassan received, he was careful to buy a head of livestock and the remainder of the amount as foodstuffs for his family, medicines and other needs, and so on throughout the period of disbursement of cash assistance that lasted for about 9 months.

As a matter of fact, raising livestock is a simple and inexpensive business that can be brought up at home, which has made the entire family involved in caring for sheep ,some of the livestock Hassan bought were pregnant and gave birth at his home, and his family began directly benefiting from their milk to diversify the family's food sources.

The cash assistance received had a great impact in improving the economic and living conditions of the family, as livestock, through raising and selling them, would contribute to providing a good source of income for Hassan in the near future and would enable him to support his family, provide the necessary requirements, and diversify food sources and other related matters.

Hassan said, "I was deprived of everything until NFDHR showed up and offered cash assistance that helped me to buy (9) livestock which I have been keen in raising from the first months and I took advantage of them in the use of milk, and I will also make sure that they breed so that the number increases to get their meat and sell them to reap the money.”. The family started breathing a sigh of relief while watching their living situation improve from what it was at the beginning of the descent, and they no longer fear the end of the cash assistance project, they currently have 9 heads of sheep, and within a few months Hassan’s family may start selling some of the sheep that will breed soon and thus provide a new source of income.

He added, we thank The National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) for the sums we received which reflects the extent of their interest and concern to improve the living conditions of the displaced persons and how to be self-independent in order to have a decent way of living.