The Chick chick Project
Through our partners, especially Noble Foods, Fisherman’s Rest is engaged in setting up and supporting Community Poultry Projects. The objective is to support community development in rural areas with small, self-sustaining poultry smallholdings. The programme also offers relevant education in schools (farming techniques, good farming practice, business methods, nutrition and animal health) and animal health.
Bothwell, one of the pilot members of the scheme, is a hardworking subsistence farmer making a living from the little he has. Although capable and willing to work hard to generate sufficient capital, turning a subsistence farm into a profitable smallholding is extremely difficult and unlikely without support from lending institutions and the backing of institutions willing to give advice and a helping hand. There are many challenges that can be discouraging for subsistence farmers and the Chick Chick project offers support to help them make a positive start.
This project provides all the backing and support necessary for a successful venture, including (but not limited to):
1) non refundable capital assistance
2) setup support
3) management support
4) ongoing project appraisal and support
The recipients are selected from individuals and institutions showing potential or already engaged in community support. The recipients obligation is to continue helping others, assisting in implementation of the poultry project for other members of the community as selected through the Chick Chick programme and participating in education on poultry farming in schools.