In India chicken farms provide a means for families with no other reliable income to change their lifestyle and bring change to their communities
Chicken farms produce eggs, meat, and a consistent income. Starting at six months they can lay up to 200 eggs a year – a reliable source of protein for children who otherwise subsist mostly on starches. Extra eggs can be sold to pay for schooling, clothes and medicine. And they also are a natural fertiliser to assist in growing vegetables.
How it works
A village Pastor is given an incubator, chicken food, 50 fertile eggs, insurance and funding to look after the chickens.
Six months later the Pastor is required to establish a second incubator with eggs for another village Pastor. They too are given chicken food, insurance and funding to look after the chickens.
Six months on from the second village Pastor establishing an incubator industry, and 12 months from the original Pastor starting theirs, both Pastors each establish another incubator industry with another village Pastor. In this way, one chicken incubator industry has become four industries. The moment an incubator is not used it is given to another village Pastor, thus reducing the cost involved but ensuring the process can continue.
Profits from the sale of eggs and chickens are kept by the Pastor to provide for his family and to help the meet the needs in their community. They are also required to use their profits to assist in setting up new incubator industries so the industries continue to multiply.