When animals are not able to work due to injury, illness or death (in this case, from the volcano eruption), the families who rely on them are plunged into deeper poverty and will be forced to do the work that they normally rely on their animals to perform.
The young Guatemalan man in this photo represents the type of back-breaking work that falls on the shoulders of men, women, and children when they don't have the assistance of a healthy horse, donkey, or mule.
By helping Brooke USA's Equine Emergency Disaster Relief Fund, you'll allow us to support the team which is on the ground right now, reaching the animals whose lives and welfare have been devastated by this disaster.
By extension, the families who own those animals and depend on them will be able to recover from the disaster much more quickly than those who no longer have their animals.
We'll also continue to support equine welfare efforts by teaching owners how to
take better care of the animals
on whom they are so dependent.
Please donate today!