Kyeema Foundation worked with communities in Manica, Tete, Zambezia, Nampula and Sofala provinces to expand the number of households vaccinating chickens against Newcastle disease, to produce healthier and larger flocks, and thus encourage more households to consume and sell their chicken and eggs.
With thanks to our partner
Where: Manica, Tete, Zambezia, Nampula and Sofala provinces
Status: Complete (2014-2017)
Supported by: FAO
What we achieved
- Training of community vaccinators (including striving for balanced number of females and males)
- An increase in vaccinator client base (number of households paying to vaccinate their chickens)
- An increase efficiency of service that vaccinators provide (number of chickens vaccinated and reduced vaccine wastage)
- An increase in the amount of money vaccinators earned per vaccination campaign.
More importantly, why?
Increased availability of chicken meat, eggs and income from chicken and egg sales which can be spent on more diverse food and other immediate needs for the household.
Improved income generation in community vaccinators
Women’s empowerment through increased income earning potential with a sustainable small business solution.
Will this work contribute to ongoing change?
Sustainability is achieved through the ongoing work of the community vaccinators, who will continue to benefit from the income received through payments from households for using their vaccination services.