Brooke is an international charity that protects and improves the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the poorest communities in the world. There are more than 100 million working horses, donkeys and mules worldwide, transporting everything from people, to produce and building materials, food, water and fuel. These animals are the key means by which agriculture and food distribution systems function in some nations, and are vital livelihood assets in the fight against poverty. Established in 1934, Brooke has a strong track record of delivering impact, even in some of the world’s most challenging areas. They do this by working with people, communities and organisations to relieve immediate suffering and create long-lasting, sustainable change.
The Alborada Trust has supported The Brooke since 2006. Recent grants have been for their work in transforming the care of equines in the brick kiln industry in Pakistan – of which there are some 20,000. The funding provided by Alborada is helping The Brooke to scale up its work in these notoriously challenging environments where the welfare of animals and humans is severely compromised. The Brooke’s One Health approach to creating change will employ a holistic strategy that considers animals, people and the environment. Grants made over these many years by the Alborada trust have amounted to over two and three quarter million pounds.