A few years ago, the village of Lalane in Senegal was the birthplace of an innovative self-financing experience. As a matter of fact, a hen house was built to raise meat chickens and fund the school canteen.
Nothing short of a success story! Today, the hen house runs independently and is self-sufficient. The profits generated from the chicken sales are used to buy school supplies and finance the canteen for this primary school where nearly 460 students go to learn. The idea of raising laying hens is now simmering to diversify product and increase revenue.
Fueled by this endeavor and our collective experiences, Women Global Engagement is actively participating in the design and start-up of a new school hen house in the village of Malicounda, on the outskirts of the city of Mbour. An initial flock of 100 meat chickens will be housed and resulting revenues will help finance the canteen and important projects for the students at this school.