Case study: Pigeons against poverty
"Pigeon rearing is a way to reduce poverty. I enjoy rearing pigeons." Bikash, Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, Bikash has worked hard to create a sustainable pigeon breeding business. Thanks to the support of a local community group, supported by CAFOD, Bikash has constructed a bird house for 26 pairs of breeding pigeons.
Living in an area that is prone to flooding, pigeons are the ideal bird to raise because they live on the roofs of people's houses. Should a family's home flood, pigeons can both float and fly over the floods, returning to their owner when the storm settles.
Bikash hopes to earn a substantial income for his family of around £30 to £40 a month from his business. His dream is for his two sons to receive a full education.