Hillary Clinton Dances With Malawians for Bull to See

By Kyle Blaine

Aug 6, 2012 5:34pm

Hillary Clinton Sunday was in Malawi, officially the 106th country she has visited as secretary of state.

Clinton joined local farmers in a dance and spoke to a farmer, Margaret, who told her that since the U.S. Agency for International Development gave her a cow seven years ago, and with the money she has made from the milk and the manure the cow has provided, she has been able to buy an ox, goats, clothes, sugar, and build a house for her family.

Clinton was also shown how the milk is processed.

The event was at The Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, which  is part of the Feed the Future program, one of President Obama’s signature development initiatives. The primary focus is to reduce poverty and improve nutrition for 270,000 households in south-central Malawi.

Clinton told the crowd that thanks to their hard work, milk production in Malawi, in southeast Africa, has increased substantially. She also announced that the United States intends to invest more than $46 million in Malawi agriculture in the next three years.

Clinton, with USAID, also presented a pure-bred dairy bull, named Emanuel, to the group. The dancing actually took place in front of the pen that held Emanuel.

ABC News’ Tom Giusto contributed to this report.

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