In Zambia the average family lives on less than $30 USD per month.
Many women are praying they will be able to find a way to start a business that will support their community and their family.
We have partnered with a Zambian family to start a pilot Micro Loan and Chicken Farm program that will answer the prayers of many Zambian women.
We provided this partner family with a loan for $1000 USD. This loan has allowed them to build a chicken barn, install fence and purchase 200 baby chickens, food and supplies.
They will raise and sell these chickens when they are 6 weeks old. Every 6 weeks they will make $600 USD. They will repay us $100 every 6 weeks until the loan is paid, purchase 200 more chickens and supplies and end each 6 weeks with a profit of $260 USD!
That profit every 6 weeks is more than the average family would have previously made in 32 weeks! After the initial loan is paid, this profit will increase $100 every 6 weeks.
Not only is this farm providing an income for the family, it’s also providing the community with a high quality protein food source that normally isn’t available. Eventually the farm can grow large enough that local employees will be needed, further stimulating the economy.
In order to expand this program, this pilot family will serve as a tuition free “chicken farm school” where women from all over the region will learn how to replicate this process in their community.
Once the women graduate from this “chicken farm school” they can apply to us for the initial $1000 loan that will be needed to start their operation.
We are providing these loans interest free in order to ensure the program is a success and not a burden on already struggling families.
Micro Loans for entrepreneurship in developing countries have on average a 98% repay and success rate!
We are seeking to increase our Micro Loan fund through generous donors, so that we can fund even more family farms! By providing a the funds for a micro loan, you are not only changing the future of one family, but you are feeding communities while providing women with the training they need to empower themselves and many more women to come.
For $1000 USD, you can fund the full loan for a Zambian woman to start a profitable chicken farm and future training program for other women in the community. This amount includes all of the barn building supplies, labor, 200 chicks and the needed food and water supplies for 6 weeks until the chickens are ready for sale.
We understand this amount may not be possible in these difficult times, any amount you can contribute will be placed into a Chicken Farm Fund to be used once enough funding is secured.
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