Breaking the Chains of Poverty with Chickens: How Kisoboka Africa’s Innovative Model is Changing Economic Fortunes

In the rural villages of Lwengo, Uganda, poverty has chained communities to endless cycles of hardship for generations. Malnutrition, illiteracy, poor health, and lack of opportunity prevail. But Kisoboka Africa is breaking these chains through an ingenious model that uses chickens as a catalyst for social and economic change.

The Chicken Revolving Model provides selected households with full support to launch poultry farming enterprises. Participants receive training, 25 starter birds, feed, medicine, and ongoing mentoring. After one year, they ‘graduate’ and pass along resources and knowledge to uplift others.

At the heart of the program are SCOBAs – community savings and loan collectives that provide access to credit. SCOBAs empower members with tools to save, invest, and change their futures.

The impacts are extraordinary. Incomes increase 300%. Families enjoy improved nutrition from eggs and meat. Women gain confidence, leadership skills, and community respect. They become role models and mentors. A ripple effect of empowerment continues as participants share resources after harvesting success.

The Chicken Revolving Model aligns perfectly with Kisoboka’s mission to uplift marginalized groups through opportunity creation. In the first year alone, we have empowered 48 households to build sustainable livelihoods. With sufficient funding, our goal is to reach 1,080 households and establish 36 more SCOBAs 2024, transforming lives across rural Africa.

Stories of transformation motivate the team daily. Women like Justine, are now running a thriving 25-bird farm after having no income source before. Her children attend school and eat nutritious meals thanks to her entrepreneurial success.

Kisoboka is breaking inter-generational poverty chains through the power of poultry. Join the journey and help empower women, uplift families, and inspire hope. With your support, marginalized communities across rural Africa will transform one chicken at a time.

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