Limerick charity Bothar’s egg-cellent Easter appeal

Easter appeal: On hand to help launch Bothar's drive were broadcaster and singer Leanne Moore, and Limerick boys Alex Finucane, age 3, and Luke Finucane, age 6. Picture: Sean Curtin
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.

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