Hello, Everyone – Zimbabwe’s dire economic conditions have left St. Albert’s Mission Hospital struggling for income to pay power bills and to purchase supplies needed to provide even basic medical care. The hospital serves a district of 130,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.
To generate income, director Dr. Julia Musariri proposed a poultry project to BHA in April. Her plan was to purchase 1,000 laying hens and sell their eggs to area markets and eateries and to the mission boarding school. Funds from egg sales would purchase medicine and supplies, food for patients, maintaining vehicles and equipment and paying utility bills. Dr. Musariri estimated a project cost of $10,000.
BHA wired $5,000 to launch the project. By early August, and after overcoming difficulties in obtaining construction materials, community helpers had cleared the land and built a chicken run and nesting boxes.
The chickens arrived soon after, and within a day or two some began laying eggs. All the BHA funds used for the project came from individual donors who contributed through the project’s GoFundMe page or directly to BHA.
We thank everyone who helped make this project a reality. We need just $2000 more to complete the project. Please share our GoFundMe page on social media and consider making a donation.
Thanks, everyone, and stay well…Darrell