“Time to Fly” for Families in Mozambique.
Our CEO is covering 317km, in 7 days to raise $7000 for KYEEMA!
When? From 25th February – 3rd March 2018 , join us for the event on Facebook @kyeemadawn.
Where? From the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain to the shores of the Pacific at: https://www.alps2oceanultra.com/
Our CEO Celia Grenning is a little bit crazy! “Kuku” some would say! She will be walking/running the Alps to Ocean Ultra, starting this February the 25th, over 7 days to raise funds for our village poultry project in Mozambique.
How exactly will the money be spent?
With our target of $7,000, we will help around 220 poorer families to become more food secure and improve their livelihoods by increasing the availability of 1) vital protein from chicken meat and eggs and 2) extra household income from chicken and egg sales, which can be spent on more diverse food and other immediate needs like medicines and school fees.
Specifically we will:
- Purchase local breed chickens to supply households without chickens.
- Target households comprising of women, orphans and vulnerable children, and HIV and AIDS affected people.
- Train beneficiaries on how to build chicken houses, use local feed, and basic disease control.
- Train community vaccinators to operate their own small business vaccinating household birds against Newcastle disease – the disease that wipes out flocks every year.
- Implement vaccination campaigns 3 times a year in consultation with vaccinators, district services and community leaders.
About the project
The funds raised will go towards supplying and promoting healthy and happy village chickens in resource poor households in Marracuene district, Mozambique. Chickens are generally owned and managed by women and children and can play an important role as they provide the women with additional resources to carry out their important task of supporting sick family members.
Our current Newcastle disease vaccination program in the district involves around 2,000 households, but there are many more families who have no livestock at all. They would also benefit if we were able to provide them with a “starter kit” of three chickens and a rooster, and teach them basic chicken husbandry skills.
Our dedicated team in Mozambique have been working hard to expand the reach of the Newcastle disease vaccination program for village chickens. Since2006, they have reached over 162,650 families in 8 of the 10 provinces.