Praise: World Vision helps farmers cope with drought in India. Two seasons without the monsoon rain in India's Jaisalmer District has stopped agricultural production and is seriously threatening livestock, which is the lifeblood of that district. Recent interviews with herdsmen reveal that the average family has lost at least 25 percent of its animals over the last 12 months. The remaining livestock are weak and prone to illness and have not reproduced in the past seven months. To help prevent further loss of livestock, World Vision has distributed "vet-packs" containing medicines, antibiotics and multivitamins to care for nearly 175,000 animals.