Poultry Farming in Support of Education of Poor, Rural Ugandan Schoolchildren
By Anike Foundation Inc.
Help us raise money for African schoolchildren!
We need your help to raise money to fund Poultry Farming in support of the education of poor, rural families in Uganda.
You can support us through a donation and by passing the message on to your friends and contacts (#PoultryFamingUganda).
Your contribution will provide practical and easily accessible entrepreneurial skills in Poultry Farming to food-insecure families, thereby overcoming financial challenges and providing quality education for their children.
We are a nonprofit organization, therefore all your contributions go toward poultry farming – and can be tax deductible.
Why are we asking for help?
According to a 2012 study, about 67% of Ugandans are either poor or highly vulnerable to poverty. While poverty within urban areas is improving, it is pervasive among rural communities.
Teachers are provided with a modest salary and basic facilities for learning to take place, but meals for both the student and teacher are not included.
With students of low-income families unable to provide adequate meals for their children to bring to school, many children go hungry. The effects of poor nutrition and sustenance on academic success is a major hindrance to quality learning.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We have developed a poultry business start-up kit intended to promote food security and education about food production.
We provide six birds, five hens, and one cock to low-resource and each low-income students and families. These kits produce profitable end-products, such as chicks, fertilized eggs and chicken meat that are sold at local and international markets to subsidize and promote education as well as provide food security at home.
We have created a manageable cage system that uses a community-based approach. Five hens can generate a profit of 100 US dollars per month, and over 300 US dollars within three months. We strategically chose Kuroiler birds because they offer quality meat and eggs, are in popular demand among more affluent communities, and can be sold at a higher price than other types of birds.
In addition, the student has daily access to high-protein eggs and other recommended daily meals that she can access from the business profit sales. This, in turn, promotes academic achievement.
A single 20 US dollar donation can send and sustain one child in school; 100 US dollars provide feeds for 100 birds and 300 US dollars would cover the cost of a parent stock of 100 birds.