Microfinancing for Chickens


P1030685We have begun a very small microfinancing project. We started by purchasing 10 baby free-range chicks to be raised by 10 village women.We provided the funds to inoculate and feed the chicks for the first few months. P1030687It took 6 months for the chicks to produce their first eggs (which we enjoyed on a recent visit!). The women will eventually give more chicks to their neighbors and also be able to sell eggs at their local market. This project will take four years to provide all village women with their own free-range chickens. The women have their committees set up, each with its chairman and treasurer, and they have built adequate housing for the chicks.P1030683