Give one a fish and you feed one for a day, teach one to fish and you feed one for a lifetime.
Developing our own herds of cattle, goats, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and pigs provides a continuing supply of meat, milk, and eggs to supplement the food we purchase for our orphans through our child sponsorship budget. These herds can also be a source of funding when animals are sold in local public markets.
A replenishing food source, these chicks will grow to provide daily protein to our orphans' diets.
Tended by our older orphans, dairy herds are being developed as sources for both milk and meat. One such herd produces daily milk for fifty orphans who live at the lbonde Children's Home on the outskirts of Fort Portal, Uganda.
Although turkeys are fairly new to some parts of Africa, they are catching on as a popular food source because of the quality of their meat and low maintenance costs in raising them. This is particulary true in East Africa where we are building sustainable flocks.
Funding is needed to purchase roosters and chickens. The eggs generated make it possible for our children to start their day right with breakfast, and the meat from butchered chickens provides protein at lunch and supper. Chickens are also fast breeders.
Another way we can produce our own food is by developing our own goat herds. Goats produce milk, are fast breeders, and are another excellent source of protein. The meat is quite tasty, as well!
Rabbits are prolific breeders. They multiply quickly, are a great source of protein, and don't require a great deal of care. We are striving to establish rabbit hutches on the property of each of our Children's Homes across Africa.