Trustlines Development Network, Inc
Micro-business for children
The IEF partners with Trustlines Development Network, Inc.,. who manage and promote hands-on development projects by offering the resources and education to alleviate poverty. Through the Chicken and Egg Project, a local contact works with children aged 6 to 12 years old to develop the skills necessary to care for hens and later manage a small business. The project provides families with a sustainable source of protein and the opportunity to expand their efforts. With a single hen providing over 150–200 eggs or chicks per year, the eggs and poultry can also be sold to earn extra income.
By working alongside Trustlines Development Network, Inc., the International Egg Foundation offers children in rural Uganda the tools to produce eggs. Each child in the programme is given a hen, a rooster, starter feed, training and technical support. The project provides the opportunity for the children to supplement their diet with nutritious eggs, while developing life skills and to possibly earn an income later. Educating a village, one egg at a time.