Through daily eggs, a coop of chickens will provide a sustainable protein source, which can significantly improve the nutrition of vulnerable families. Families will be provided with chickens and the materials for a starter coop. Since they’re easy to raise and multiply quickly, families can earn an additional income by selling eggs or chicks in the market.
CHICKEN COOP = MORE EDUCATION FOR KIDS
Leonsa Mejía is a 56-year-old mother of six and grandmother of 10 who lives in Nicaragua. When she heard that FH was helping to facilitate a poultry farm at a local school, she immediately wanted to be involved. Leonsa received instruction on how to care for the chickens and now teaches others in her community. The project, which included a chicken coop, resulted in an 80 percent increase in school attendance, a way to provide school lunches to students and unification between the students and community members over a sustainable solution to malnutrition.