Chicken Programme Booms

Attir Village, Kenya

 

Attir Village is improving day by day thanks to networking with GHNI, and this was brought about by the willingness of Attir residents to accept changes. Attir villagers now understand the importance of learning for their young ones and provide them access to nearby nursery education. 

 

In addition, many farmers now don’t just depend only upon raising livestock. The village also has CHVs (Community Health Volunteers) who are being guided by GHNI along with other health organisations. People now can get education regarding illnesses any time they are in need. People are now aware of how to utilise these available resources. Individuals have also seen success in the field of business. Many are now able to improve their livelihood, which was made possible by GHNI. 

 

GHNI has now broken down boundaries and is not leaving out anything that might be useful to Attir villagers. GHNI brought chickens into some individuals' lives. After gifting the chickens, villagers have been taught the value of rearing them. GHNI taught them three benefits of raising chickens in their homes; specifically, that 1) chickens and their meat can be sold for money, which can be used for other purpose like buying other foods and goods; 2) the eggs are also useful and enriched with protein, which is beneficial to human health; and 3) chicken meat can be also eaten and is enriched with protein, which is also important to the human body.

 

Magdalena, one of the beneficiaries, is now happy because the chickens that she received from GHNI have multiplied after her hen hatched chicks. She says that whenever she is in need she can sell some chickens and she uses the money for her intended needs. She also says that her family health has improved because of the meat and eggs. She has come to see hens as helpful tools for her and her family. She is also grateful and thankful to GHNI for changing her life.

 

Transformational Community Development (TCD) Update

  • Water - In Attir, water is no longer an issue but the water management committee meets every week to discuss ways the village could further benefit from water, whether it be for irrigation, domestic use, or for animal consumption.
     
  • Food - The community is getting enough vegetables for their families without going to Isiolo, and they have enough to sell to the neighbouring villages.
     
  • Income Generation - The group is still saving and many are involved in different kinds of small business. Some have expanded their business to other areas by going mobile, selling goods on their back from one area to another.
     
  • Education - Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic no Education is going on.
     
  • Wellness - This group, in partnership with village CHVs, is doing its best to educate the community on the effects of COVID-19 and giving counsel to those who are affected due to loss of job.

 

Thank you!

 

Christopher
GHNI TCD Worker

 

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