This Easter, Hatch Hope with a Flock of Chicks
This Easter, Heifer International invites you create a unique twist on the usual Easter basket goodies of chocolate and plastic eggs—a gift that will change lives as well as produce some Easter eggs. To many of us, eggs are part of our daily diet, but others around the world don’t have the same access to this protein- and vitamin-rich food. A gift of chicks gives families in need a source of daily protein and income when sold at market. And with additional income there is money for school supplies, medicine and doctor expenses, and improved quality of living.
This Easter, share the gift on an egg.
For example, Janet Amoah, 46, runs the egg collection point for her group of farmers in Ghana. She has 40 chickens now, as the sale of eggs brought in enough income for her to double the size of her flock. She gets 30 eggs per day and keeps enough for her family and sells the others. The eggs bring in an extra $60 a month for Janet, and she has plans to expand her poultry operation. In just one year, Janet says her life has changed completely. For the first time, she says, she doesn't have to worry about her children's health or fear that she won't be able to afford to send them to school.
Heifer International livestock donations are a unique and heartfelt way to honor the Easter spirit of sharing and caring. Each animal, along with extensive training, is donated to a family in need, providing them with better nutrition and marketable products. As the animals grow and reproduce, the family’s livelihood improves and they become benefactors themselves when they fulfill the commitment to “Pass on the Gift” of their animal’s offspring to another family.
ABOUT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @Heifer or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).