The dairy cow between the lines

  • 1999-01-21
  • Katya Cengel
You've heard the pleas, you've seen the tragic pictures, but you're still skeptical about whether your money goes to the child you sponsor or the pockets of bureaucrats. Katya Cengel reports, and Lauma Bruvele translates, on one fund where the children are clearly the beneficiaries.On the outskirts of Valmiera, rumor has it that the Sirans are rich.In reality, Sarmite Sirane, the mother of seven, is far from wealthy. But she knows what started the gossip: Gauja, the family dairy cow.Thanks to the milk Gauja produces, the Sirans family is able to make its own butter and cottage cheese. They ...
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