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Regina's story

Regina lives in southern Ethiopia with her family, who you can see in the beautiful collection of images below. They were considered one of the poorest families in her village, so were chosen to receive ten chickens from Farm Africa.

New source of income

Regina has attended training sessions provided by Farm Africa and learnt all about how to care for her chickens, what to feed them and how to protect them from disease. Regina says: "I knew nothing about chickens before this training. Before I received my chickens, I had my training. I then awaited their arrival eagerly! I look after them properly. None of my chickens have died or been eaten by wild animals." She has also been taught how to spend her money wisely and how to save money for the future.

The chickens given to Regina are now laying eggs. Some of these eggs are eaten by her family, and some are sold at the market. Before, Regina and her children used to eat cabbage and beans, now they can also eat eggs, which are high in protein.

Sharing new knowledge

Regina is sharing her new chicken rearing knowledge with her neighbours. "I am now training my neighbours in how to manage their chickens. I am more than empowered now that I can support and advise others.”

She has high hopes for the future and plans to buy some more livestock to increase her income even further. “I didn’t know how to trade before, now I do. I hope to trade small livestock like sheep and goats in the future”

A gift of £38 today could help teach another woman how to keep their chickens healthy, so they can turn their birds into a thriving business.