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Info about the Chicken Farming
The goal of this project is to create an income generating activity that benefits the youth association in a community in Cameroon. Income from this project will allow the youth group to carry out youth-oriented programs in the community without further outside funding. Additionally, in planning, managing and realizing this project the youth will acquire administrative, technical and financial management skills. Activities supported by a successful income generating activity could include sports programs, vocational training, health education and life skills programs. Thus far the association has depended on outside sources of funding for their activities. When no outside funding is available the activities cease, creating a disruptive and disjointed pattern not conducive to inducing behavior change in the targeted youth. Furthermore, constant requests to outside donors do not engender a notion of self-empowerment among the members of the group.
In order to support the goal of making their group sustainable and self-reliant the members have designed an income-generating activity to raise chickens and sell their eggs locally. Once the chickens have reached one year of age they will be sold for a profit. By buying 35 chickens every 3 months the group ensures a continuous supply of eggs and of chickens. Both eggs and chickens are in short supply, the nearest source being 90 km over a rough dirt road. This means the group will have a significant edge over the competition by offering fresher eggs at a cheaper price.