Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda

A microproject by Rwanda-one4one
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda
Egg Business for an Elder Woman in Rwanda

Summary

Josephine lives in the Northeast Province of Rwanda. She is 73 years old and as an elder woman she has little opportunity to earn an income. She owns her modest home and it is surrounded by a brick wall. This project will provide the means to build a brick hen house, 20 hens, and the 4 months feed for the hens until income comes from the sale of eggs.

$501
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Rwanda, a landlocked East African country with a landmass roughly the size of Maryland has 13.4 million inhabitants, making it the fifth most densely populated country in the world. Approximately half of the population lives in poverty, with most growing their own food to survive. Elder women have fewer income opportunities than younger women and men.

Solution

With this charitable investment, Josephine should be able to earn approximately $10-12 a week along with having eggs to eat. She will regularly reinvest part of her income to purchase new chicks as needed so that egg production remains consistent.

Long-Term Impact

If this project is successful, we should be able to replicate the effort with other Rwandan elder women.

Resources

Organization Information

Rwanda-one4one

Location: Westmoreland, NH - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @rwanda-one4one
Project Leader:
Nancy Zeller
Westmoreland, NH United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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