Empowerment Project

Project Background

Institute for Social Transformation (IST) received funding from the American Embassy Ambassador’s Self-help program to provide 150 of the most impoverished women from six sub-counties with 8 female kroiler chicks and technical assistance in poultry rearing and basic business skills. The project is for one year from January-December 2017. By the end of the project, the beneficiaries will be empowered to start their own businesses producing and selling eggs and chicken, Improving their economic livelihood and nutritional consumption.

Project Goal

To equip impoverished women/families with poultry rearing, management, savings and record keeping skills.

Project Duration

January –December 2017

Areas of Operation

Six Sub-Counties of Busia( Bulumbi, Masafu,Masinya,Buteba,Busia Municipal and Dabani)

Overall Project Objective

To improve the economic livelihood and nutritional consumption of beneficiaries.

Project Interventions

  • Mobilisation and identifying of women,
  • Baseline survey
  • Identification of beneficiaries
  • Purchasing the chicks, feeders, feeds, Fowl box and medicines
  • Identification of technical advisory service providers
  • Identification of source for chicks
  • Market and marketing accessibility
  • Renovation of chicken house a central collection area
  • Training of 150 women on kroiler rearing and management workshop
  • Bi-monthly monitoring/reporting

Target Group

150 of the most impoverished women from the six sub-counties (25 families per sub-county).

Project Results

  • Increase on the income
  • Improvement in the quality of the diet and nutrition
  • Enhanced livelihood through improved methods of farming, disease control, marketing, and housing and support services such as veterinary outposts.
  • Improvement in women’s status
  • Generation of social capital and enter a positive spiral of saving events that will move them out of poverty
  • Improved village poultry production, resulting in an increased protein intake among families.