Our Chicken Business is officially launched. A huge thank you to all who joined in with us. We spoke with Tammy and Jeff Scorziell at Fruitful Harvest in Zimbabwe after the marathon (*all money raised from the marathon went to Fruitful Harvest's Egg a Day Program) and felt that our relationship with them was only just beginning. A couple of months later we took a big step of faith and agreed to purchase our chickens and have $4,000 for them within two months. As a new non profit, our bank account had around $32.00 when I felt God's gentle nudge to commit to them. A little worried about the funds but mostly excited to see how God would make it happen, we said YES! Within 6 weeks, so many of you came together from unexpected places and raised the 4k needed to launch.
So here we are, proud owners of 200 chickens in Zimbabwe. Each month these chickens should lay around 5,000 eggs. These eggs go out into the community on trays of 30, some are sold in restaurants, markets, and some are purchased by donors to give to children who need a nutritious meal. The profit from these sales are split between sustaining our chicken business so that we never have to repurchase these 200 chickens even after they are through laying and between funding education for kids at Lighthouse Christian Academy.
LCA is absolutely amazing. Children who missed a substantial amount of schooling due to living on the street or being unable to pay for school fees, attend here in order to receive a holistic educational foundation. Most children come from a community called Trenance and are struggling to have basic needs met. The opportunity to attend school means HOPE that the poverty cycle in their families will stop with them.
If you are looking for an opportunity to invest in the lives of others, we are looking for one time or monthly sponsors to purchase trays of eggs that will be given to children living in extreme poverty.