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Better days

Sara, 8, lives in Bolivia in South America. Sara's village is in a rainforest next to a river. Her family grow fruit and vegetables and raise animals on their land.

A while ago cattle ranchers took some of this land. They claimed it was theirs and cut down lots of trees to make room for their animals. This meant Sara's dad had to go hunting for food in the forest, for the family to survive.

Luckily, a group that Christian Aid works with got involved. They told the people where Sara lives about their rights, and now they know their land can't just be taken away from them.

SaraAmazing multipliers 

The group also gave people animals they could breed to make money. 'They help me with my sheep and hens,’ says Sara.

What's more, her sheep aren't ordinary sheep, they’re woolless! They produce lots of milk and have babies for more years than other sheep. This means more sheep to share around, and lots of multiplying!

As well as the crops that Sara’s family used to grow, they now have lots of cocoa trees.

They can sell young trees (called saplings) to other families who can then grow their own cocoa crop too.

‘Before I only ate rice,' explains Sara. 'Now I eat all these things we grow!'

And her family can sell their sheep and crops for cash, too. So Sara and her brother will be able to go to secondary school. That's some great multiplication!

Sara

As well as the crops that Sara’s family used to grow, they now have lots of cocoa trees.

They can sell young trees (called saplings) to other families who can then grow their own cocoa crop too. ‘Before I only ate rice,' explains Sara. 'Now I eat all these things we grow!' And her family can sell their sheep and crops for cash, too.

So Sara and her brother will be able to go to secondary school. That's some great multiplication!