Quedusizi Besters Project - Agri SAAgri SA

Sukuma Poultry Project

Beneficiaries
This project is comprised of 172 members (170 women and 2 men)

Where
Mabheleni area, which is 50 km away from Port Shepstone town, south coast of KwaZulu-Natal

Why was it started?
The project goals are to improve nutrition and livelihood of their families by increasing income through farming practices, caring for the environment and adopting sustainable horticultural practices, increasing entrepreneurship skills.

Date
2011

How was it done?
All project members have received training and 5 160 Boschveld indigenous chickens have been distributed at the point of laying to 172 families, with each family receiving 20 chickens. To date, 635 chickens have been passed on so far. Vegetable gardening has also done well in the project.
Statistics:
Original project families: 172
Female project members: 170
Male project members: 2
POG project families: 317
Male POG project families: 69
Female POG project families: 248
Total number of people benefitting from the project: 1 295

How wast it funded?
This project is supported by Heifer International

Social and Economic Implications
Farmers in this project became more self-reliant and as a social extension HIV/aids and gender awareness was increased in the village.