Unley Publications : Unley Life Autumn 2017
14 The Lions Club of Unley in South Australia is the proud owner of a cow, even if only for a short time, thanks to Unley resident and television personality Andrew “Cosi” Costello. While Cosi is best known for his weekly television program, South Aussie with Cosi, extolling our tourism and business highlights, Cosi is also a frequent visitor to Cambodia where he has initiated a campaign called Cows for Cambodia. It’s a program whereby a pregnant cow is loaned to a family living in poverty that has the capacity to nurture the animal. After the cow gives birth the family keeps the calf and the cow becomes pregnant and loaned to another family. From there the family can grow their herd. Unley Lions are proud suppor ters of Cosi and his projects and while the cow they’ve just purchased cost the club approximately $850, they see it as a good value investment in the future of Cambodia. “I ’m not a believer in handouts but I do believe in giving a leg up and the best way to fight pover ty is to help people help themselves,” Cosi says Cosi’s goal is to own 1,000 cows in calf production in the nex t four years. The additional cows will be purchased in Australia and shipped free of charge to Cambodia. This will result in more than a million dollars’ worth of calves being donated to the country every year. More details about Cows for Cambodia can be found on Cosi’s website at cowsforcambodia.com.au Cows for Cambodia “I’m not a believer in handouts, but I do believe in giving a leg up and the best way to fight poverty is to help people help themselves.” Andrew “Cosi” Costello Cosi’s goal is to own 1,000 cows in the next four years.
Unley Life Summer 2016