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Through the Livestock Marketing and Enterprise Project and Livestock Purchusing Fund in Kenya CARE created a sustainable business that could act as a social enterprise and be profitable for the pastoralists long after donor project funding was finished. The enterprise also succeeeded in providing honest and fair cattle prices to the pastoralists by including them in pricing decisions and using forward contracts that would be based on a pre-agreed price per kilogram, and, in addition to the market-based interventions, a social component of encouraging gender equity and providing HIV/AIDS awareness education to the pastoralist communities.


Millions are living on the edge of emergency. The number of people living on the edge of emergency has rocketed to 220 million. The world's poorest are paying a high price for the international aid system's failure to address factors keeping them in chronic poverty. With food price rises adding to the problem many people just don’t have enough to eat. Most of them live on the edge because we keep them there. Money raised to respond to emergencies often leaves them worse off than they were before. CARE is demanding that we put a stop to this by calling for a dramatic overhaul of the system which is keeping them trapped.

Our report calls on the international community to give higher priority to recovery and prevention programmes like seed distribution and improved veterinary services so that families can pull themselves back from the edge and be in a stronger position to fight off the next emergency themselves.

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