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Spreading good moos in Cambodia

Our Lady of the Way, Petrie students (from left) Laurey Evan, Becky Grieve, Hannah Keating, Jordan Callender, Jeremiah Regan and Sarah Kelso help raise money for a Cambodian family to allow them to buy a cow

 

Spreading good moos in Cambodia

STUDENTS at Our Lady of the Way School, Petrie put on their walking shoes on March 15 to raise money for a Cambodian family in need of a cow.

The students took part in a Caritas cow walk in the school grounds to raise enough money to buy a cow for the family in the village of Toul in Cambodia.

With access to a cow the family would have a source of milk to increase nutrition, manure to enrich the soil and income from selling any calves.

Through its cow banks Caritas Australia, lends a cow, which costs about $325 in Cambodia, to a family and when it has had its first female calf, the calf is returned to the cow bank, repaying the debt.

A number of cardboard cows were on display at the school and students coloured in one each time they hit the $325 target.

Assistant principal for religious education Jenny Long said the students had raised more than $390 through their class Project Compassion boxes.

She said they also raised more than $2000 through the walk.

Written by: Staff writers
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