Why this project is a Good Practice example:
It has inculcated the spirit of self reliance among our target groups i.e from one hen for the most careless farmer one gets 100 hens in a year. They have graduated to goats, cows and other businesses.
When we give hens to youths in a given village we help them come up with a Village Agrovet where they buy and sell chicken feeds, drugs and other items to the group members and villagers at a large. With availability of funds we are also exploring means and ways of assisting the groups start making their own livestock feeds at the village level. This also creates employment.
One Hen Campaign Project beneficiaries have come up with a savings and credit cooperative society called Sky Sacco Ltd where the youths and women will be doing minimum a micro-saving of an egg per week and after regularly saving for 3 months one is able to access a microloan equivalent to 3 times of his or her savings, to expand his poultry business, kitchen garden or invest in other income generating activities. This in turn also creates employment.
We make cages at village level where all what is needed we acquire it within the territory of our village groups.i.e. labor, timber, wire-mesh, labor and nails.