The Chicken or the Egg?

“Food has become so expensive (and) that is blowing my mind so much. Eggs used to be k50, now it’s k200, so we want to try raising our own now.” said Blessings.

The resourcefulness of Pastor Blessings never ceases to amaze me. A couple months ago, she placed an order for 650 chicks. These chicks will be raised in the space of the piggery that has been sitting vacant since many were lost in the flooding. Mid-May, the chicks arrived at the orphanage!

“So, the big boys will sleep here for a week until they are a bit bigger,” she told me. Everyone pitches in to make the orphanage machine run, and the children are always learning skills that they will carry with them into adulthood. Up until now, the children were only able to eat eggs once a week for the rising costs of food. These chicks will soon be laying enough eggs that they will be able to consume this protein 2-3 times a week. After about two years, the chickens can be sold for a profit and the cycle can start over. Please pray for the health and productivity of our new laying hens!


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