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Draft Horses for farmers of Dolhobrody - Project 27-0657-01

Dolhobrody, Poland —Ernest Dylewski (6) is the youngest child in the Dylewski family. Pictured here with “Barka”, the draft horse his family received in November 2007. In addition to using the horse for work around the farm and daily transportation, Weslaw Dylewski (Ernests’ father) takes his children sled-riding in the winter time with “Barka”.

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Draft Horses for farmers of Dolhobrody - (Project #27-0657-01). Heifer is providing Belgium and Polish breed draft horses to 17 families in Dolhobrody village. Dolhobrody is located in the eastern part of Poland and is situated right on the border of Belarus. Population of Dolhobrody is 150-200 people. In May 2010, the village had its first Pass On ceremony. Initially, in 2007 when the project began, 10 horses were passed on in the first round. 7 in the second round. For the most part, the horses are used for farming draft power and for hauling materials and produce to market.

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Taken on February 3, 2005