Chickens for Impoverished People in Burundi
About This Mission Project
Gatara is one of the most impoverished and densely populated areas in Burundi. Land is in short supply, leading to regular food shortages. To help, the Evangelical Free Baptist Church of Burundi is promoting free-range chicken farming, which doesn’t require as much land as raising cattle. Chickens are affordable, require less food and water and reproduce several times a year.
Each family of five will receive two hens and a rooster. Eggs and chicks can be sold to buy food, medicine, seeds for farming and school supplies.
- $110 provides six hens.
- $275 provides 16 hens or 13 roosters.
- $550 buys medication to keep a flock healthy.
Mission Project Specifics
International Ministries seeks to raise $4,641 to purchase 240 chickens and 100 roosters for impoverished households in Burundi.
This project will be managed by NDUWIMANA Anaclet, the project manager for the Evangelical Free Baptist Churches of Burundi.
The three goals of this project are to fight against malnutrition, to produce income for medical needs, and to make it possible for children to attend school. It is anticipated that this project will help nearly 100 impoverished households to become more economically stable in a way that is sustainable into the future.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Please pray with Bishop Emmanual Nsanganiye and the Evangelical Free Baptist Churches of Burundi that this project will help the people of Gatare to break the cycle of poverty.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Burundi/FBC/Chickens on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
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Chicken breeding can improve life in rural communities in many ways. Chickens and eggs can provide protein and other nutritional benefits, and they can be sold at a profit to supplement a family’s income. Even the manure is valuable, because it helps grow vegetables that are an important source of nutrients for children.