The beginnings of a nest egg. Chickens are a great way of providing extra food and income - families can eat and sell the eggs and meat. This gift contributes to training too, like learning how to build coops and keep chickens healthy.
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Daw Ah Hto* (not her real name) and her husband work hard to provide for their family – growing rice and vegetables, selling firewood and fruit from their small grove of fruit trees. It’s still hardly enough, and they struggle daily to make sure their family has enough to eat.
As one of the poorer families in their village in Myanmar (Burma), they were among the first to receive a number of chickens from the village chicken bank. This chicken bank is part of an integrated project by TEAR’s partner World Concern Myanmar (WCM), who is working with several villages in Myanmar. As well as water and sanitation, the project aims to improve food sources and income generation.
Once Ah Hto’s chickens have produced chicks, she must pass on several chickens to another household in the village. The plan is that all households in the village will eventually receive chickens, enabling them to have a source of nutrition and potential income. Ah Hto will also receive training in chicken rearing provided by the government with support from WCM to learn how to look after her brood.
Your gift of chickens is contributing to projects like this one and making a difference in the lives of those facing poverty and marginalisation.
About our partner – World Concern Myanmar
Inspired by the love of Christ, World Concern Myanmar partners to transform the lives of poor and marginalised people through disaster response and sustainable community development. World Concern works in ethnic minority villages in remote areas, helping families living in extreme poverty.