During the month of June, as part of our community engagement and development program under inclusive income generation and nutrition improvement, The Green Lion Ethiopia distributed a pair of live indigenous chickens to a group of selected rural families living in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. This project was conducted to empower community members to manage an income-generating activity at their homes which can increase their income during these difficult times.
Our Ethiopian coordinator identified a few rural families facing extreme financial difficulties due to the present situation as beneficiaries of this project. Our idea was to support these families in a sustainable way by providing an opportunity for additional income generation. In the first phase of the project, a pair of live and well-grown one-year-old chickens were distributed to the families to initiate a poultry business.
Further, through the coming months, we would be monitoring how this benefits the families while providing consultation and advice necessary to manage a poultry business at the domestic level.