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Women Empowerment Chicken Farming

The Women Empowerment Chicken Farming program continues to bring career opportunities to poor women-headed households in the Gaza Strip.  These women are often responsible for families with five or more children and have no alternative income sources.  The knowledge the women receive through this program is a source of hope because it teaches them the skills to become self-sustaining.

This year, 34 women-headed households will receive 200 baby chicks to be farmed for sale on the open market.  KinderUSA works alongside these women by providing them the training and tools necessary to successfully raise the chickens and hatch eggs.  During this process, the women learn indispensable information about running their own business and providing for their families. 

40 days after the women start the project, KinderUSA then purchases the chickens and eggs back, providing the impoverished families with valuable income.  The chickens and eggs are then given to more Palestinian families during the annual Ramadan fresh food distribution.  This process helps teach women how to run their own business, boosts the local economy and provides food for more in-need families. 

To ensure food security in the future, the women keep all the tools and equipment they were given so they can continue to grow their chicken farming business and become self-sufficient.  This program provides a lifeline for families during these uncertain times.  Your ongoing support will allow the Women Empowerment Chicken Farming program to continue to empower mothers and serve future generations of Palestinian children.  Your donation of just $100 will provide 150 chicks to a family in need.  By donating you are inspiring, teaching, and feeding families that would otherwise go unserved!

KinderUSA continues to support the Women Empowerment Chicken Farming program during everyone’s fight against COVID-19.  The program continues to be operational but has instituted major changes to ensure everyone’s safety.   Our partners are observing all safety protocols when interacting with the livestock and each other.  In addition, COVID-19 information is being provided to every family to help prevent the spread of the virus to this already vulnerable population.