Area: Kikandwa Village in Kakiri, Wakiso District, Uganda
Number of participants: 100 women and their households
Many women in this district had become trapped in a cycle of poverty and sexual exploitation. The Dignity-Restored Poultry Initiative has empowered women to build sustainable livelihoods as an alternative to prostitution. The initiative educates the women on raising poultry, gardening, and small business and personal financial management.
Participants are selected by the local council committee, giving priority to those women who have young children, who are willing to participate, learn, and physically work on the project.
The current size of the flock is 278 chickens.
A water point is under construction at the site to address the water needs of the farm.