These women’s story is touching. The first chicks we gave them died due to the avian flu. We re-issued the chicks and as they say, the rest is history. The women grew their micro farms through hard work and enterprise. When we caught up with them in December, they all had tales of new enterprises that included pig farming, growing cereals and this money went towards paying schools fees, health care and in some instances repairs to the houses
Community meeting chaired by Jacob Kafureka- Mayor of Ntungamo Municipality
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It has not been easy getting here. Our Program Managers will share lessons learned in due course but one of the challenges we encountered was the fact that, some of the chicks turned out to be cocks. This reduced the number of eggs the women can expect.
Betice is the lady with most eggs so far, 75! She still has one cock with the hens but it seems he’s encouraging the ladies to lay consistently. She and her family are extremely excited.
Jane’s hens have just completed their first tray (30 eggs). Jane is one of the 9 ladies who still have 10 hens and she’s foreseeing a brighter future now that they’re all laying
Caroline is the only group member who opted for a free range system once the feed LTHT provided finished. She has 9 hens and so far they have laid 20 eggs.
Sylvia has 7 hens (2 cocks and 1 died). She’s got so far 18 eggs – in the picture only 13 – but the next day she got 5 eggs so she’s really happy that her hens even they are few they’re consistently laying.
I hope you can agree with me when I say that our Program Managers have done a fantastic job, in mobilising the women, training and getting them to this position.
The women have an opportunity to generate income from the sell of eggs and hopefully save enough money to restart the program without further intervention form LTHT
A special African Inspired Dinner event is happening in Walton on Thames, Surrey on 18th October to raise money for project in Uganda that is providing training and skills for girls – specifically providing new sanitation and toilets at training workshops. Read more