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Rise Africa UK

Rise Africa's Chicken Project

The Chicken Project aims to help the Moshono community in Tanzania, by providing struggling families with the means to create an income for themselves through selling eggs in the local market.
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Closed on 30/11/2017
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The Chicken Project is a new initiative by Rise Africa UK, starting in 2017, which aims to provide struggling families in Northern Tanzania with the basic start up package to start a business selling chickens and eggs in the local market.

How it works 

A group from the community are selected to take care of the chickens. We will build a large chicken house for 400 chickens and provide the food and medical treatment for 6 months until the chickens start laying eggs. At which point, the chicken project will become self sufficient, the group will sell the eggs to cover the costs and will take home the profit. Initially, Rise Africa UK will provide:

  • Chicken business training - £150
  • A large chicken house and feeding equipment - £1,200
  • 400 chickens £3 per chicken - £1,200
  • Chicken food & medical treatment for 6 months £1,800 (£300 per month for 400 chickens)


We have received initial funding to provide the business training and build the first chicken house, now we need your help to buy the chickens: 

  • £3 for one chicken 
  • £7.5 for one chicken and its chicken feed for 6 months 
  • £45 for 6 chickens and their food for 6 months 


There will be 20 members of the community working on the first chicken house, dividing their time so that each person works maximum 2 days a week. We hope to build more chicken houses so can reduce the number of people working on each chicken house and increase the profit/person.

Outcome £460 revenue a month 

  • We estimate that 400 chickens will lay enough eggs to generate this level of revenue each month. 

20 families taking home £10 per month 

  • With 20 people looking after the first house, each member of the group will take home £10 per month, more than anyone of them earn now. 
  • Their income would double by building a second chicken house 

About the charity

Rise Africa UK

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Rise Africa UK is a small charity that is making a significant difference to the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Moshono community, Northern Tanzania, by sponsoring quality education and helping them to get the most out of it. We currently support the education of 80 children.

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