Kate and her husband engage in a number of small-scale trade and farming activities in order to make a living.
“Chickens are the only livestock that I rear” she says.
Chickens have had a positive impact on her livelihood. Ever since Kate started poultry farming, she has had access to protein enriched meals, including eggs, which she also is able to sell. As one way of ensuring that her chickens are not wiped out by Newcastle disease, she periodically vaccinates her local chickens.
“Without the vaccine, my chickens would have been wiped out. Am very grateful to the local vaccinators who come periodically and vaccinate my chickens. I am involved in a number of livelihood options. But chickens are dearest to me” she concluded.