Project Launch: 8-5-20
With this World Connect grant, members of the Titukuke ndi Ulimi Farmers Group will diversify and expand their scope by venturing into poultry farming. The group will procure and rear Kroiler chickens, a hybrid breed that can survive in the local climate and produce more meat and eggs than the indigenous chickens. The increased meat and egg production can be sold to generate more income for the farmers. The 15 group members will be trained in financial management in order to support them in managing their business well.
Project Update: 2-23-21
Led by a Corps Africa Volunteer (CAV) Margret Chavula, Titukuke ndi Ulimi famers group has with a $2,407 grant from World Connect constructed a chicken kraal and stocked it with 75 Kuroiler chickens. Fifteen members of the club have undergone group dynamics and poultry management education to ensure proper management. The project is expected to directly benefit the fifteen club members and their households through increase in income levels as well as the general community who will buy and use the chickens and eggs from the club. The manure will also help reduce the cost of producing food and increasing household food security.