Mrs. An and her buffalo and calf
Thanks to your efforts, we’ve purchased Mrs. An a mature female buffalo and a buffalo calf she can raise. (I'd previously reported inaccurately that we were only looking to buy one animal, due to a misunderstanding, so being able to buy a calf as well was a pleasant surprise.) I visited Mrs. An yesterday when the animals were delivered and the paperwork was signed, and I can confirm that both animals look healthy and strong. I just finished writing a detailed account of my visit and my conversation with Mrs. An, which I encourage you to read—it can be found here: http://www.advocacynet.org/a-buffalo-a-calf-and-an-opportunity/.
Mrs. An hopes to raise the calf and sell it, which will bring in money for food and medical expenses; her adult buffalo will hopefully give birth to new calves she can raise. She said that I should sincerely thank you on her behalf for your support of her family—your generosity clearly meant a lot to her, and it means a lot to everyone at AEPD as well. Her family seemed optimistic compared to my last visit, and having these new animals will clearly make a big difference for them.
I will ask AEPD to keep me posted on how Mrs. An’s family is doing, and they will hopefully be able to update you on their progress in the future. For now, we’re all very excited that Mrs. An and her children, Hoang and Hoa, have this opportunity to start a new business and invest in their futures. We’ve seen livestock make a major impact on other Agent Orange families, and we’re confident the same will happen here as well.
Once again, on behalf of Mrs. An, her children, and everyone at AEPD, I want to express my gratitude for all of your support. This campaign has been far more successful than any of us expected, and none of it would have been possible without each of you.
All the best,
With Mrs. An and the new animals
The sale contract is read to Mrs. An
Mrs. An and her family