Selling Chickens

In Guatemala, one of the biggest challenges that the Bethlehem community faces are cases of malnutrition among children. In response to this issue, Bethlehem CarePoint is implementing an animal husbandry project with chickens. Some of the chickens will be used for the people at the CarePoint to increase nutrition, but most of the meat will be sold at the local market and neighbor communities. Right now, there are 300 chickens growing in the CarePoint’s chicken house. This project has so far proved to be sustainable and helpful for the CarePoint community, and the current plan is to buy 1,000 more chickens! Each family involved in this activity can also generate some income for themselves. Ideally, they can “buy” the chickens at a reasonable cost from the CarePoint, so they can sell it at a competitive price in the market.