We have taken the first step towards self-sufficiency - we’ve started a farm with laying hens. We have built a strong hen house and have 250 laying hens who are managing to lay eggs that we sell daily to local stores within a one hour walk of our school.
We have the same goal for the farm as for our gardens: produce food, contribute to the local economy and people, and use best practices for the environment.
- The eggs provide a welcome protein source in the villagers' diet, as few can afford meat.
- The money raised through the sale of eggs helped the committee last year to build a small barn and stock it with ducks to raise and resell.
- The care of the flock provides training and employment for local people.
- The hens also provide fertilizer for our gardens.