BOTHAR has launched its Easter appeal, asking people to play a part in rebuilding lives in some of the most deprived regions of the world through the gift of food and income producing flock of chickens.
The Limerick-based agency is training families how to care for flocks of chickens and providing them with birds as well as free veterinary back-up, in communities across Africa, Asia and South America.
The chicks, once they reach maturity, can lay up to 200 eggs per year, giving the family not just a key source of nutrition but also enabling them to sell eggs and generate income that goes towards school fees and clothing.
A donation of €190 will purchase an entire flock of chickens or alternatively donors can purchase a share of a flock for just €50.
Bóthar chief executive Dave Moloney said “for €50 people can make a huge difference to the lives of some of the poorest people of the world this Easter.” See www.bothar.ie