The distribution of the small ruminants, which falls under the livelihood and agriculture component of the RING project, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is to ensure increased access and consumption of diverse quality food among targeted households, especially women and children under five.
The project aims to improve the livelihood and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region.
Mr Alhassan Mohammed Sorogudoo, Sagnarigu District Chief Executive, who presented the animals to the women at Sorugu on Monday, urged the beneficiaries to take good care of the animals to improve their incomes.
Mr Sorogudoo said women were at the fore-front of maintaining the home hence benefiting from the gesture to ensure a reliable income for them to take care of their families.
He described the animals as “the birds that will lay the golden eggs” and urged husbands of the beneficiary women to support their wives as they managed the animals to take care of the family.
Madam Tahatu Abubakari, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the donors for the support and assured them of keeping the animals well to enable them multiply to improve her income.
The USAID-RING project is implemented across 17 districts in the Northern Region.