Empowering Women with Chickens!
Why Chicken Charity?
Visiting the Minnesota State fair as a kid, I always wanted to visit the chicken barns! I loved the all the different varieties, colors, shapes and sizes. They totally delighted me!
As an adult, that delight has never faded. Although I’ve never had the chance to raise chickens myself, I love it as a partnership in the world to empower women through chicken farming!
Let’s face it, they’re kinda cute, they’re kinda dumb, and they are a POWER HOUSE of economic force for families and communities.
Chickens are the trifecta of support:
- They provides eggs and protein for nourishment,
- Create income through sales of extra eggs and offspring,
- Up-levels the family’s security for generations!
Chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available scraps; this allows families to make money from the birds without spending much. And since a good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year, your flock of chickens gift provides a steady source of nutrition and income.
And really, Who can resist these fuzzy little cuties?
Give to a Not-for-Profit that Supports People with Chickens!
We decided to partner with Kiva.org to provide loans to households that allow them to start or improve on a chicken business: chicks, feed and coop to produce eggs, generate income, and improve nutrition.
Women Empowerment at it’s BEST! Now that’s an eggs-ceptional gift! 🎁
Karen Joy Fritz was talking about our big WHYs and very succinctly talked about the motivation to support women in business for me:
Here are the current links that we are supporting (and feel free to select your own!):
Go here first to join the team: http://www.kiva.org/team/jbpclub
We are funding these loans right now, and the open loans are constantly changing.
You can search on ‘chicken or poultry’ and ‘women-owned’ to find current chicken-farmer loans to fund.
Caroline: from Kenya asking for a loan of $475 https://www.kiva.org/lend/2145265
Dayana: from Ecuador asking for a loan of $1000 https://www.kiva.org/lend/2137541
Nueva Amistad Group in Guatamala asking for a loan of $2025: https://www.kiva.org/lend/2153785
Grace in Uganda is asking for a loan of $1125: https://www.kiva.org/lend/2153435
Why did the Chicken Charity Cross the Road?
Duh…to feed the world, open doors to opportunity and cause world peace!
Here’s more about Kiva (if you are not familiar with their mission):
More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
They do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.
By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.