5 Chickens and a Rooster

Gives 6 chickens
Gift Description:
A gift of $54 allows a Nicaraguan family to receive five chickens and a rooster, along with training on how to care for them. Chickens provide food and fiber for families in developing countries, ensuring 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.
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Phoenix, AZ
Esperança envisions a world where communities across the globe have the tools, training and support to achieve optimal health through access to clean water, safe housing, nutritious food and disease prevention/treatment. To achieve this vision, Esperança is working directly with communities and using sustainable disease prevention, education and treatment to improve health and provide hope for families in the poorest communities of the world.

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