Bóthar the Irish livestock charity are to send their first load of heifers to Africa today but its also a very special occasion as the charities 1000th heifer is sent to Rwanda.
The animal charity which is a unique body exports live animals all around the world.
Its help with Rwanda began 8 years ago.
Rwanda suffered greatly in the 1994 genocide which saw nearly 1m people killed in ethnic fighting.
The heifers are being collected from Roscrea Mart this morning and will make their journey to the African nation today.
Jim Gavin the Dublin county football manager joined Bothar in October of last year to promote the work of the charity and just how big of a difference the charity makes to farmers in third world conditions.
Gavin has stayed commited to the project and was on a farm in Wicklow just before Christmas to help promote further awareness.
'It's a prime example of how Irish farming families can link up with Rwandan farming families its the clearest way that a donation from Ireland can impact on family so far away,' said David Maloney CEO of Bothar.
Irish farming families can donate a live animal to Bothar and people can see that 100% of the donation goes to helping people.
Bóthar was established in Limerick in 1991 and has went on to help farmers in over 35 countries around the world. It is a unique charity. If you would like to donate to their work you can do so here.