A house taking care of 41 little children, Mah Di's orphanage has been supporting itself raising and selling chicken. This helps the orphans to meet their protein requirements and to contribute to their other needs. But the project has many limitations. Without proper space and feeding, the chicken cannot reach their ideal weight and diseases can spread rapidly and kill many of the few chicken the orphanage has. This project will be able to provide a professional poultry house with 500 chicks.
Since many years Mah Diane is taking care of currently 41 orphans all by herself at her house in Kumba. 1 year ago Reach Out started a cooperation and the situation could be gradually improved thanks to a few generous donors. Nevertheless, the children's feeding, sleeping conditions and education requirements are still not met (see parent project for more details). Moreover, "Mah Di's Orphange" is highly dependent on donations and has not reached a sufficient level of financial independence.
By relying on Mah Di's experience in raising chicken, a financial push can help the orphanage to become completely self-reliant and improve the living conditions of the children. Chicken is a high-demand product with a good profit margin - as long as certain circumstances are given: In order to make a poultry truly profitable, the chicken need to have a permanent, ventilated structure. Once established, Mah Di's and the children will have a reliable, easy-to-maintain income source.
Investing in children has a great potential impact; investing a small sum in improving the health, education and nutrition of children at an early stage has consequences on their performance throughout all their lives. They will be more intelligent, healthier, and stronger. As adults they will get better jobs, achieve higher levels of education and they will be closer to realizing their goals. They just need you to care for them now.