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08/27/2015

Livelihood Recovery through Livestock Assistance

Mr. Payo Zaman, 42 years old, belongs to North Waziristan agency, FATA.  His family is comprised of a wife, two sons and two daughters. In May 2014, Mr. Payo Zaman was displaced temporarily from his hometown due to military operations by security forces against non-state actors.

Upon reaching district Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registered his family as Temporary displaced peoples (TDPs). He got a shelter along with his family and five cows that he brought from hometown in a government primary school in village named Nar Najeeb of Union Council Ghuriwala, Distrct Bannu.

The only source of income left for the family was livestock, however, due to lack of resources and animal feed, the health condition of his livestock was getting worse day by day. Production of milk was decreasing. The hot weather was also badly affecting the health condition of the livestock because he was keeping his livestock without any shelter.  The psychological conditions of his family members were negatively affected by the sufferings of displacement.

In May 2015, JEN team visited his family when Mr. Payo Zaman was planning to sell his livestock. JEN team registered his family for the livestock feed and shelter kit package. His cows were de-wormed and vaccinated by JEN veterinary team. In addition, he received training from a JEN livestock expert on livestock management.

[Livestock Shelter]
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After utilizing the livestock assistance package provided by JEN; the health condition of livestock has improved and the milk production has increased up to eight liters per day within a few months. Improved health condition of his livestock motivated him and his family. Now he has started working as a laborer in the nearby market and sells four liters of milk daily in the market. He is earning approximately 280 rupees daily from milk selling.  His family members use milk for domestic purposes like production of lassi, yogurt and butter. His wife and children take good care of livestock which has reduced the negative impacts of displacement from their minds.

[Son of  Mr. Payo Zaman grazing his livestock]
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Their financial situation is still not good but this contribution from JEN has increased his earning. 



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August 27, 2015 in Pakistan |