Where We Work

WHERE WE WORK

The Brooke is currently working in 11 of the world’s poorest countries, with plans for immediate and long-term expansion into others. 

Currently we are working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Guatemala and Nicaragua, with immediate plans to expand into Mexico.  

 


GLOBAL CHALLENGES, PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

These animals have a great work ethic,but they toil in some of the toughest environments on earth.

“Because horses, donkeys and mules labor so quietly, steadily, and efficiently, they are almost invisible to the rest of the world. So are their contributions and suffering.”

“Because horses, donkeys and mules labor so quietly, steadily, and efficiently, they are almost invisible to the rest of the world. So are their contributions and suffering.”

They carry food, water, families, tourists, building materials, crops, merchandise, medicine and many other goods over unforgiving terrain, in unrelenting heat and bitter cold, through filth, beatings, and hordes of flies, with inadequate food, water, rest, or veterinary care, just to earn a meager daily income for their owners.  Consequently the welfare of these busy animals and their ability (or inability) to work directly impacts the lives of the owners and their families. 

The animals travail on rocky roads, in coal mines, in fields and on farms, in stone quarries and brick kilns, on mountaintops, in jungles and deserts, in factories and on busy city streets and dirt paths. Any work that is done by motorized vehicles in prosperous nations is carried out by these animals in poorer nations.

Unlike equine animals in industrialized nations, who generally enjoy reasonably high status as pets and in sport, working animals often have very low status even among the nations that depend on them for economic stability.