Seamus Sinnott, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow was the winner of a Massey Ferguson 5170 worth €55,000 at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
The married father-of-five purchased a €50 ticket at Bóthar’s stand during the three-day festival.
A spokesperson for the Irish international charity said that the money — which has been raised as part of this fundraiser — will support its work, by sending send 400 animals to developing countries.
Bóthar enables families and communities to overcome hunger and poverty in a sustainable way, specialising in improved livestock production and support-related training in the community.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, Bóthar is sending a memorial ark, with a view to improving lives for families who are at different stages in the Bóthar life cycle.
“The most important part of this entire draw is that while someone here in Ireland will win a tractor, hundreds of families in Rwanda will win because Bóthar will be in a position to send life-saving Irish animals to lift families out of poverty." the international aid agency said in a statement.
Rwandan families will receive Irish dairy cows, Irish dairy goats, Irish chicks, Irish pigs, AI straws and water filtration systems.
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