No-one expects to get a chicken as a gift and that’s what makes this so great. The fact that it also provides families in Mozambique with an income, eggs and the ability to breed more chickens just makes it even better. It’s a little gift that will change a lot.
How This Helps
Chickens are helping families in Mozambique earn a living. Oxfam Australia works to increase access to food in Mozambique by providing families with the initial training, support and livestock to raise chickens. Households can then eat the eggs and sell chickens and eggs at the market to earn money.
“[Oxfam] has helped us a lot. They gave us chickens, which have reproduced, and now if we don’t have any food, at least I can sell a chicken and buy some food … I can really see the improvements.”
— Maria Francisco Mutuque, farmer, Mozambique