Case study: Eggs and employment in El Salvador

“Things have changed for us, now as women we have our own business” Angela, El Salvador. 

Angela lives with her family in rural El Salvador. As a woman, there were very few opportunities for her to work and provide for her family. She looked after the home and her children but wanted to do more. 

With help from local experts funded by CAFOD, Angela and her friend Sylvia received 50 chickens, enough to provide eggs for their families to eat and sell. Chickens are easy to look after and provide both a valuable source of nutrition and vital income. 

Angela’s business is so successful she now earns enough to save a little each month. She feels proud that she can contribute to her family and save that extra income in case of emergencies.  

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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