A ball of fluff, combined with powerful income-generating ability: this gift is irresistibly sweet and undeniably life-changing. Once the chicks mature, they can help feed a family with their nutritious eggs, provide an income for women, and teach girls important poultry management skills to crack open a brighter, better and bigger future. Proof that great things really can come in small (and fluffy) packages!
More than 1,400 families have received the gift of baby chicks, including Maria from El Salvador, a widowed mother of eleven. Her chicks have now grown into egg-producing hens, providing Maria with an income and nutritious source of food for her children.
“The first time the chickens laid eggs we were very excited,” she says. "We are very grateful and happy.”
Maria is already sharing her knowledge of poultry management and nutrition with her children and neighbours, making this gift one that will hatch a new day and new hope for generations.