Mama Beni – Margaret lives next to Neema Village and was hired to work in the fields making $2.50 per day. She is married and has four children. She wants to provide a better future for her children. We talked with her about business possibilities and she decided that a chicken business would allow her to continue working in the fields. She had a small chicken coop so we bought her 40 chickens and will buy chicken feed for 6 months until the hens begin laying. She will sell the eggs for 450 TSH per egg (about .20 cents per egg). We estimate she can make $8 dollars a day which will almost triple her income. Her business cost $500.
Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.