Community vaccinator and poultry farmer
“Now that my chickens are not dying, I can afford to eat 2 chickens per month”.
Caciano is from Mataria village in Ribaué district. He is a father of 8 children. And he has 3 grandchildren. During a recent vaccination campaign, he vaccinated 2,150 chickens against Newcastle disease (ND). And he received a small income plus 5 kg of beans for his family. He has been a community vaccinator since 2016.
Since then, his flock has increased by four times its size! Caciano and his family used to only afford to consume 2 to 3 chickens per year. And now his family can afford to consume 2 chickens per month! This adds greatly to their food security and improved nutrition. He was happy to tell us that in 2019 he sold 3 chickens at Easter and was able to pay for his daughter’s baptism celebration.