Five Baby Chicks for a Family

Gives 5 chicks
Gift Description:
$25 will supply a family with five chicks that grow up to produce eggs for the family. Chickens provide food and fiber for families in developing countries. A gift of a chicken ensures nutrition and income for a family in need. Tending chickens is one of few opportunities for many to save and invest in rural developing countries. One laying hen can produce up to 200 eggs a year, providing families with a protein-rich diet. What is not consumed can be sold at market for a profit. Chickens also provide pest control and fertilizer for vegetable gardens. The amount of land needed to raise chickens is relatively small compared to other livestock, and they can survive on agricultural and household waste.
Area Served:
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America
Gift Provided By:
Plan International USA
Warwick, RI
Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by enabling children, their families and their communities to meet basic needs; fostering relationships among peoples of different cultures and countries; and promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children. Plan's solutions are designed with sustainability in mind and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects and child-protection initiatives.

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