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Uganda: Chickens for Poverty Alleviation

The goal of this project is to help alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of impoverished families through purchasing and distributing kuroiler chickens (fast-growing and high egg-laying) to such families.  In addition, these families will receive training on local chicken management, environment protection, sustainable agriculture, gender equity, family planning, HIV/AIDS awareness, and diversification.  As chickens and their eggs are vital source of nutrients, this will help fight the malnutrition, which is especially evident among children, lactating mothers, and the elderly.  The beneficiary families will pass on their first offspring of 10 hens and 1 male to other needy families to ensure continuity and sustainability.