A Chicken’s Business
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Palmera will ensure that 30 women-headed households in the village of Korakankattu in Northern Province will receive training and support to successfully commence and manage poultry farming. Each woman beneficiary will receive thirty chickens and support material such as medicine. The women will participate in group seminars with agricultural experts once every three months to learn and refresh on effective poultry rearing techniques.
Many of these women were widowed at a young age and currently are the sole breadwinners for their extended families. There are limited opportunities for livelihoods for these women. Many previously tried poultry farming but were unsuccessful due to lack of knowledge and expertise. This support for running a successful business will enable these women to provide for their families, gain confidence and contribute to development of the local economy.
- Provides 30 women and their families with the means to earn a regular income
- With a regular income, these families can better access food, water and other basic needs
- The eggs and meat will provide a highly nutritional food source to supplement the families’ diets
- The poultry farming can be the basis for successful micro businesses, contributing to the local economy.
As a result of the civil war in Sri Lanka, many women who resided in Korakankattu (a village in the Kilinochichi District, Northern Province), had most of their property and personal effects destroyed. Many of these women lost their husbands during the war and are currently the sole providers for their families. There are limited opportunities for employment in the village.
In the past, many women in the village of Korakankattu have tried poultry farming but have failed due to lack of knowledge and expertise. This project will ensure the beneficiaries receive the knowledge and skills to successfully farm poultry and generate an ongoing income. A key aspect of the project design is the role of a project coordinator who will visit each beneficiary once a month over a six month period to review progress and provide support with any issues they encounter.