Sheep help Palestinian women support their families
Sheep cheese provides income in rural Palestine
Outside of urban Qalqilya, Naiima tends to her flock of sheep. She has lived in Qalqilya Governorate for 50 years, where raising sheep is quite common. Naiima grew up helping her father with the family’s sheep and became fond of them.
Anera has provided her three sheep. With the sheep milk she will be able to produce about 66 lbs (30 kg) of cheese every month, which she can sell for about $200. Her flock will also grow, expanding her earnings. In fact, one of her sheep just delivered a baby.
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