When Nancy Abeiderrahmane opened Africa’s first camel milk dairy in Nouakchott in 1989, most Mauritanians wouldn’t think of buying — let alone drinking — processed milk from local livestock. Today, their attitudes are completely changed. They now enjoy a dozen different domestic dairy products, and imports of foreign milk products have fallen significantly. Nancy, whose tenacity, drive and acumen are rarely matched, is behind this amazing transformation, and her work has made an important contribution to improving the quality of life in Mauritania.
litres of milk produced by the dairy per day
families earn income from Abeiderrahmane's project
herders supply fresh milk
retail outlets buy dairy products from Laitière de Mauritanie