Due to the uncertain situation with the distribution of food packages, we were forced to look at alternative help for the people in Afghanistan. In consultation with our local project partner, we decided to distribute a small number of chickens to women and their families in the village of Nejrab.
Initially intended as a pilot project, 10 chickens and 2 roosters per family were purchased from private donations. A total of 30 families benefited from this action. In addition to the chickens, the families received about 49 kg of animal feed.
Strengthening the region
The chickens come from farms in the area, all have been vaccinated and veterinarian checked. The women of the families have received training on keeping chickens and have also been professionally supervised for 2 months. The eggs from the chickens can be sold at the market. For 12 eggs, the women receive about 100 Afghani, which is about 1.25 Euros.
Through the roosters already this year offspring is possible and thus a sustainable security of this source of income for the families.
This pilot project became a larger project in 2023. In the meantime, 150 more families could participate in the chicken project. Each woman/family receives 20 chickens and 5 roosters. The total cost for a “chicken package” are about 160 Euros. Included are the chickens, purchase, food, transport, vaccination and personnel. Our local project partner guides the women for 3 months and gives them advice and support.