The Brooke India aims to relieve immediate pain and suffering and improve substantially the health and welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules in areas where there is proven need, and to work with the communities who depend on those animals, so that they can properly care for them and sustain the improvements the Brooke brings about.
The purpose of the small initiatives fund is to have small scale interventions in areas where the equine numbers and densities are unlikely to justify a full unit or a long term intervention but where pockets of significant need exist and can be helped. SIF provides a means by which Brooke India can offer a limited level of financial support to organizations which are working to improve the welfare of the working equines in the most needy parts of the country or have opportunity to test innovative approach, but lack of scale due to low density or equine numbers required for full-fledged intervention; hence do not qualify to receive a more substantial level of intervention from Brooke India. Developing a category of such partnerships through a small initiatives fund helps the Brooke India to improve working equine welfare beyond its direct operations and partnerships, without placing significant demands on the capacity of the Brooke India. There may be the possibility of developing some of the partnerships in to more substantial projects in the longer term.