Case study: Improving health, nutrition and income

"Life is great. I am happy now and I am grateful to those who helped me." Haylay, Ethiopia

Haylay is 24 and lives in northern Ethiopia. Regular droughts cause crops to fail and leave many families facing hunger. In this poverty-stricken area, there are very few opportunities or prospects for a young man like Haylay.

Thanks to CAFOD's support, Haylay received 20 chickens as well as training in how to keep them healthy and improve their productivity. Chickens are a wonderful alternative for families that can't rely on crops. They are easy to look after, their eggs are a valuable source of nutrition and they can be sold to provide a vital source of income.

Haylay loves his chickens and they repay him by producing between 8 and 13 eggs a day, which he sells at the local market.

Chirpy chickens

This charity gift provides chickens, along with training to help look after them, so poor families can produce eggs to eat and sell.

Why buy this Chirpy chickens gift?

  • This egg-cellent gift makes an unusual present for animal lovers!
  • A chicken is a great alternative for farmers who can't rely on crops because it doesn't need much space and can produce nutritious eggs daily.
  • Chickens also breed well, meaning that a family's flock can quickly grow.

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