This project is being run similarly to the Piggery Project, but the women who are benefiting from owning sheep are the Women of Hope, a local group of women, all infected with AIDS, who work together to improve their quality of life and earn a living.
TAPU had been working with the Women of Hope to educate them on proper nutrition for sufferers of their disease when they expressed a need for animal feces to use to fertilize their crops. Thus, the Sheep Project was born. There are seven Women of Hope, and TAPU was able to provide four sheep; as with the piggery project, the remaining three women will receive a lamb once the four sheep have reproduced and the lambs have been weaned. Surprisingly, three of the four sheep TAPU purchased were pregnant, so the project has been progressing much more quickly than expected!
As with the piggery project, the role of TAPU is to educate the women on the proper care of their sheep and to travel to their homes twice monthly to spray the sheep against ticks and other parasites