If you flick back to the post ‘Ruminating’ you will see that there is plenty of grass for the cows which Miquel bought through the VinB micro finance scheme.
Since this photograph was taken a grass fire has destroyed the pasture, surrouding trees and damaged the newly errected fencing. In this instance the fire was started accidentally, but once started they can spread quickly and can have devestating effect on family resources; the difficulties of farming are cited as the main cause of the movement of people to the cities. In this case Miguel was fortunate in that he was able to rescue the cows and move them to other pasture.
During a recent vist to Brazil Joe visited Boa Esperanca with the ‘Going Global’ CAFOD/Global Link/VinB partnership visit, and here you can see more images and hear Joe describe what he found.