A Chicken to Kenya
Support women’s poultry farming in the Shianda village of Kenya, so they can buy chickens and poultry feed, vaccinate incubated chicks, and develop their cooperative.
The women of Shianda – with the help of Mondo’s volunteer, Kaie Laaneväli – established a farming cooperative and purchased five incubators, which are powered by solar energy. The women collectively contribute into the poultry farm with financial means and with their work, so that they can support poverty-stricken families in their neighborhood with money earned from the sale of chicks. This gift enables the women of Shianda to buy chickens and poultry feed, vaccinate incubated chicks, and develop their cooperative.
With this gift, you support the Women’s Fund, which promotes and develops women’s entrepreneurship and welfare in Mondo’s destination countries.
Amina Nasser, a mother of four, sells what she harvests from her small batch of land at the Shianda market. When forming a cooperative became a topic of conversation with aid from Mondo’s farming expert, Amina was one of the first to join. She saw it as an opportunity to find a market for her produce, and thereby increase the income of her family. Paying for her children’s education, she was still able to come up with the money to pay for the registration fee, and today she has also managed to pay up all the stake deposits in the amount of 1,500 Shillings. Amina’s aim is to buy cheap chicks through the cooperative, and sell chickens at the market. By increasing her income, she can buy more stakes, and, when the time is right, ask the cooperative for a business loan. She is determined to purchase fruit presses, and start producing orange- and mango juice.