Healthy Hares: F2F Volunteer Assistance Decreases Mortality of Rabbits in DRC

| Reverend Marine Cizigire and Appolina Mapendano

Before the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Project volunteer Julie Engel came into the picture, war and disease had a history of taking a toll on the rabbits belonging to the sisters of the Daughters of Resurrection. Located in the Province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the sisters shared that in 1996, they lost all their rabbits due to war; in 2001, they lost all their rabbits to disease. Even with these challenges, they continued to pursue rabbitry to address food security and infant malnutrition.