The cow is a bit smaller than the others in the village. The family is looking for her first pregnancy. The family expects that the cow will help them complete the house with a new set of doors and other things. The family also hopes that the cow will help them pay the debt of 20 mil VND, which they had borrowed to build the house where they are living in.
This is the first time ever the family starts raising cow. After more than a year, the family shares that it is not very difficult to raise a cow. The family is quite confident with the skills received from technical trainings provided by the project. The family is looking forwards to receive the first calf and hope to be able to develop their own cowherd in the years to come, because they don’t need to worry about food for the cows, they just eat grass.
Shortly after being received from the project, the cow was very weak. The family look after the cow very carefully with all of their experiences and skills. The cow got pregnant after nearly a year, giving a good sign for the family. Unfortunately, the cow failed in the 7th month of its pregnancy. Whole family fell down in sadness, especially the wife and their little son. They had hoped to be able to return the first born calf by the end of 2017. Now they need more efforts and patience.