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Eritrean National Association of War Disabled Veterans provide assistance for 140 members

The Eritrean National Association of War Disabled Veterans provided assistance worth over 1.4 million Nakfa for 140 of its members.

Mendefera, 5 January 2014- The Eritrean National Association of War Disabled Veterans provided assistance worth over 1.4 million Nakfa for 140 of its members.

Mr. Tesfaldet Mengistu, Head of the Association in the region, indicated that the assistance provided for the members is the continuation of similar endeavors to enable war disabled veterans become self-supporting citizens.

He also explained that training programs have been conducted for the beneficiaries on diary farming, and called for turning the opportunity they have been provided for their advantage.
Mr. Tesfaldet further reiterated that 31 water pumps, 24 bee hives and 10 washing machines have been provided for members engaged in vegetable and bee farming.

The women beneficiaries from the program indicated that they have been engaged in diary farms for it does not ask heavy investment and could bring result in a short period of time, and the training they have been provided has helped them in their activities.

Mr Zaid Tekle, head of livestock resources in the region, stressed on the importance of sustainably upgrading ones skill on the profession one is engaged, and that the Agriculture Ministry would provide them the necessary assistance. 

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