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Goat Power exhibition

Farm Africa welcomes you to Goat Power - a photographic exhibition featuring images by international award winning documentary photographer Chris de Bode, from photographic agency Panos Pictures.

Sure to appeal to families and photography enthusiasts alike, the free outdoor exhibition will take place from 3 October to 6 November 2020 on More London Riverside, on London’s South Bank.  

Chris de Bode’s photos transport viewers to the harsh drylands of South Omo in Ethiopia and Karamoja in Uganda, two of the poorest areas in eastern Africa, to show how Farm Africa is unlocking the power of goats to transform the lives of pastoralist women and their families.

The unpredictable climates have made it difficult for communities to grow crops or keep cattle healthy. Children often go hungry and despite working hard, women do not have their own property and in most cases have to ask their husbands for even the smallest amount of money.

Through a project funded by UK aid from the UK government and Jersey Overseas Aid, Farm Africa is supporting women to set up goat-rearing businesses so that they can earn their own money and improve their families’ diets.

The exhibition gives an intimate look into the lives of these women and their communities to explore the different ways that the goats have empowered them.

You can support Farm Africa's projects by giving a gift of £10.  This donation could help Farm Africa provide a woman in Ethiopia or Uganda with training that will help keep her goats healthy. 

Meet the women of South Omo and Karamoja 

Beka's story

Goats have given Beka economic independence.

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Beka's story

Dawunda's story

Goats have made Dawunda feel more accepted and valued in her community.

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Dawunda's story

Pita and Sura's story

Goats have helped Pita and Sura to escape poverty.

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Pita and Sura's story

Anna's story

Goat herding has enabled Anna to feed her children.

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Anna's story

We are carrying out this work in partnership with the Africa Innovations Institute, and the Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organisation, an NGO that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged mothers and children. This project is funded with UK aid from the UK government and Jersey Overseas Aid, however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK or Jersey governments' official policies.

    

 

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