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 Brooke since 2006 with grants of over one and a half million pounds. In 2021 the Trust awarded the charity further grants in support of their work to transform the brick kiln industry in Pakistan. Over three years, £1.07m funding will be invested in scaling-up the charity’s work in this notoriously challenging work environment where the welfare of animals and humans is severely compromised. Brooke’s One Health approach to creating change will employ a holistic strategy that considers animals, people and the environment.