Supplement a family's food and income with chickens
In Peru, mothers like Maria Elena supplement their family's food and income with chickens. They provide a nutritious source of eggs, meat and extra income. Maria Elena and her three children live in a squatter’s settlement built on the hillside, known as Esperanza, outside the city of Trujillo. In Spanish, Esperanza means hope.
Like many children in the community, Maria Elena's son, Andy-Lionel suffers from anemia. A pot of beans, a nutritious source of protein, is often cooking on the stove. Eggs and meat from the family's chickens means Maria Elena has even more protein options for her hungry, growing son.
The Gift of Chickens and Eggs$25
Around the world, chickens are a dependable source of eggs, protein, and income.