International Ministries

Poultry for Protein and Profit in South Africa

Building on previous success, this project seeks to raise $30,793 per year in the next three years to enable 60 Health Builder trainers in South Africa to establish egg hatchery and hen layer operations.

Goal: $30,793

About this Mission Project

Clusters of brightly painted huts sit on hilly grasslands decorated by aloes with orange flowers in this rural area of Zululand. The scenery masks high unemployment rates, limited access to education and increasing food prices. Many people lack high-quality protein such as eggs in their diet.

Brian Zuma was an unemployed young man until he met us. But since he undertook our mentorship in poultry, he has become a local businessperson, selling layer chickens and quail. He is organizing friends and lobbying the government to get land to start a poultry cooperative. Not bad for a guy who was unemployed six months ago!

Mission Project Specifics

Building on previous success, this project seeks to raise $30,793 per year in the next three years to enable 60 Health Builder trainers in South Africa to establish egg hatchery and hen layer operations. This project will be managed by missionary Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez.

It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall health of the community, impacting the lives of 4,000 Zulu women, men and children. It will provide a career path with a living wage for many young people who never considered hatchery poultry production as a viable career.

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In the picture above...
Health builder Brian Zuma loads newly hatched Potch Koekoek chicks into his homemade brooder. Brian has been very successful with both chicken and quail production. He aspires to start a large poultry producing cooperative. He sees God's blessing through the birds and skills that we together have brought him.