Monday, May 7, 2007
We have been able to help with funding a “Chicken Project” for the Women's Group.
Each woman received 10 chickens.. The purpose of this was to increase their income. After raising the chickens most of the women sold them, keeping one or two to eat. This enabled them to supplement their income and increase the protein content of their diet.
When they sold them they would buy two extra for every one sold. This way they increased their stock of chickens, they had food to eat and they had some money left over.Some women sold their chickens and invested in thread for their weavings.
All of the women used the money to better their financial situation. Almost three quarters of the group still has chickens that they are continuing to sell.