ALFZ supports broiler projects in 5 villages and at Chikore Hospital. A local Agricultural Extension Officer provides the expertise, teaching and ongoing support. A small joining fee of $5 is required to show commitment.
At Chikore Hospital the project was requested to augment their income which is insufficient to maintain basic services; many patients are unable to pay fees. They now have 100 chicks to raise, sell and purchase.
5 Villages formed groups of 8-10 people who divide the tasks of caring for and selling chicks. They have requested goats to augment their income.
The first layers project for egg production was started this year by building a fowl run and providing chicks, feed, vitamins etc until laying starts. This was given to a father of 3 who also provides a home for 4 orphans so that he will be better able to feed, clothe and care for his large family.