…lay a little egg for me.
By buying One Good Egg, our organic free-range eggs in your local supermarket, you’re helping to fund community poultry farming projects in some of the poorest parts of Africa, and helping families to build better lives. These projects provide a sustainable source of nutrition and income to those people who need it most.
We’ve just received some lovely photos from our recent projects that are currently underway. Beneficiaries are given the materials and ongoing training in everything from chicken house construction, to feed formulation, to chicken husbandry, allowing them to set up and run successful businesses.
Mpango Community Chicken Production is a project being implemented in the Balaka District of Malawi with funding from One Eggs. Ten households will benefit from the initial project and this will then expand to more beneficiaries in Mpango Village through our ‘pass on’ mechanism, in which the first set of beneficiaries will give eggs for hatching to a next set of beneficiaries (which will be identified by the community), and so the cycle continues.
Here you can see one of the beneficiaries Agness in her Khola (chicken house).
Here you can see another of our beneficiaries, Vincent Chama and his friends constructing their poultry houses. “I only knew one method of keeping chickens, but now I know three methods which are free range, semi-intensive and intensive. I have also learnt how to build an improved chicken house and how to control diseases.” Vincent Chama.
This is a brick type village chicken house. It’s one of the 3 types of houses that our farmers learn for the purpose of providing night shelter to the chickens. The house will also have egg nests and serve to protect both the chickens and eggs from predators and reduce disease outbreaks.
Monica is part of our Masaba Project in Zambia, she has developed a duty rota and at any particular day, three of the beneficiaries are assigned to take care of the chickens. “I never knew how to keep chickens. I feel confident that even alone I am able to keep the chickens, and earn enough capital of my own”. Says Monica Mwewa, 19, member of the Masaba Project.
We look forward to hearing from Vincent, Monica and Agness in the coming months and hearing how their projects progress.