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 Nolson. 6 year old Nolson was left at the orphanage with his two brothers in 2010 after the earthquake killed his dad. By contributing towards the orphanage's business you'll help provide a sustainable income which will allow the orphanage to keep meeting Nolson's needs
The orphanage receives no financial support from the government, so they have to care for kids like Nolson on their own. Without the donors who have supported the orphanage to date, they would have had to turn Nolson and his brothers away, leaving them to live in the street. The orphanage is thankful for the donors who allowed them to offer Nolson a safe home, 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 Nolson without having to hope for donations. Financial independence helps all the kids in the orphanage's care have a more secure future!
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.