Five Chickens for Gusline's Future!

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
$250 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
This project will provide 5 chickens and contribute to building a chicken coop at the HTDC orphanage. The chicken's eggs will be sold at a profit and that profit will provide for Gusline. Gusline was just 3 when she was left at the orphanage with her brother in 2010. After she arrived, Gusline was quiet and ill for some time. But now, she plays with the other kids and loves school! By contributing towards the orphanage's business you'll help give Gusline a secure future.


The orphanage receives no financial support from the government, so they have to care for kids like Gusline on their own. The orphanage is thankful for the donors who have given the funds so they could look after Gusline, but relying on handouts leaves them vulnerable. They need to be financially independent.


By helping the orphanage start a business selling eggs to make its own profit, you reduce the orphanage's reliance on the kindness of strangers. That means that the orphanage will be able to meet the needs of kids like Gusline without having to hope for donations. Financial independence helps all the kids in the orphanage's care have a more secure future!

Long-Term Impact

Once we have secured five chickens for every child in the orphanage, for a total of 150 chickens, the orphanage will secure a monthly profit of around $268 after all costs are paid. Those profits will move the orphanage towards financial independence and ensure that the orphanage can survive into the future regardless of where donors choose to give their funds. The older children at the orphanage will also be involved in managing the coop, teaching them important lessons about responsibility.

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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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