Gifts in Action – Chickens
Twambo and her mother Evelyn from Zambia raise free range chickens. The family has on average of 20 hens plus chicks and roosters and they sell eggs at the local market $0.12 each. Once they have passed their productive age, the chickens are also sold. The family’s health has also improved, as the constant supply of eggs enhances their nutrition levels.
“My children benefit from the sales of chickens and eggs, as the money supplements our household income and helps purchase other foods, school materials and the many requirements of children. I feel it is traditionally correct for a parent to bring up children who appreciate the value of livestock. Teaching our children how to care for and raise their own chickens, will be a valuable skill in their futures” – Evelyn says.