Buy a Camel, Help Combat Poverty


Thank you for supporting our project. Camels can help boost the income of families in poverty-stricken communities and can also produce nutritious milk for children to keep them healthy and able to attend school. 

The project has led to healthier children, and parents are saving money. But maybe most surprising, it brought about an evolution of the Somali palette.

The food choices here are unlike the ones they had in Somalia. Most Somalis grew up with only two options: camel meat and camel milk.

In a country where, in some places, camels outnumber people, dinner for many means fried camel meat washed down with sussa, camel milk that is left in the shade to ferment. Some children drink nothing but camel milk for the first few years of their life.

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Penelope Crump

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