“… I see that my income with hens is better … with a hen that lays eggs, if I sell one tray of eggs for 1,500 vatu, tomorrow I can sell another and then maybe the day after, I can sell another – and I still have the hen and it still lays eggs. It’s a steady income.”
— Bertha (pictured), poultry farmer, Vanuatu
Chickens are helping families in Vanuatu earn a living. Oxfam Australia works to increase access to food in Vanuatu by providing families with the initial training, support and livestock to raise chickens. Households can then eat the eggs and sell baby chickens and eggs at market to earn an income.
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