A poor family in many developing rural communities with little to no resources can turn a cow into a method of helping their families survive. Cows are a source of milk for improved nutrition and a source of fertilizer to improve garden and crop growth. Both of these can also be sold for income. If they are able to acquire a bull, then they have an opportunity to sell meat as well as having the luxury of occasionally eating meat. Consider empowering a family with the ability to invest long-term.