Over the years our dedicated team in Mozambique have reached 162,650 households in 8 out of10 provinces. We work to improve people’s food and nutrition security, and alleviate poverty through access to larger, healthier household village chicken flocks.
They are one of the few natural capital assets owned by people, especially women, who live on or below the poverty line. They are in a unique position, providing high quality nutrition, food security, income and social capital, at minimal cost, to the most vulnerable households.
Chickens are the most democratic and popular livestock because all members of the household – even children – can own them. They have minimum care requirements, require no land ownership and require low resource inputs, which is important for people on very low incomes, those living with a disability or those affected by a chronic illness such as HIV and AIDs. They are accessible to people living in remote areas and to disadvantaged cultural groups. They are also very transportable and easy to keep safe in periods of heavy rainfall and flooding.