Poultry farming as a way out of poverty.

Thanks to Morija, 175 women from different neighborhoods in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso recently received training in poultry farming. The goal of the project is to empower these women by enabling them to generate income through the sale of chickens, which will allow them to better provide for their families.

The training, given over 2 days, focused on 3 themes, namely:

  • The different possibilities of financing the project
  • The basics of running a small and large scale livestock operation
  • The care to be given to the possible diseases of the chicks.

The trainers gave an illustrated manual to the participants that will help them in the development of their project.

This training led not only to the obtaining of a certificate, but also to the provision of chicks and the necessary food to start the activity. These women now have everything they need to succeed and get out of their vulnerable situation!

In Burkina Faso, the chicken bought at the market is called “the bicycle chicken” because it runs all day long in search of its food, which will give it a rather firm, even rustic and not very fleshy leg. It needs good teeth!