The chosen families will receive extensive cattle breeding training as well; the goal is to introduce this stock in the region and multiply the initial "investment" said the spokesperson for the foundation Laura Manciu.
The cows traveled four days from Ireland to Romania. Each cow cost seven thousand lei said the spokesperson.
Village mayor Vasile Moga said that authorities would monitor the project's execution, and he was not worrying that the gypsies sell the animals.
The cows have been given to families that already have some experience in the field of livestock farming and animal husbandry said the mayor.
The village has 1200 gypsy residents; they make up 40 percent of the total population of the municipality.
(Székely Hírmondó – hungarianambiance.com)
(Notes: There was a similar initiative in Hungary a couple of years ago; then, Gypsies received free baby chicks to help them to be more self-sufficient and less dependent on government aids. Organizers of the initiative expected that the program inspires gypsies to start raising chickens in their backyards. Most of the beneficiaries sold the baby chicks on the their way home. Since then, there has been no news about the project, most probably because it was a total failure.)