According to the United Nations (UN), the poverty line is about $700 per year, and some 41% of people across the sub-Saharan Africa live below that line; a life of extreme poverty. Well, the billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates is not chickening away from tackling this problem and has a chicken plan that will see the affected making at least $1,000 per year.
Bill Gates has launched a poverty eradication project in New York that will see him donate 100,000 chickens to families living in extreme poverty across sub-Saharan Africa. Gates believes that raising chickens for commercial use promises a sure way to earn peasant families enough income to see them rise above the poverty line.
The project aims at helping 30% of rural families living in sub-Sahara Africa keep a breed of vaccinated chickens, up from 5% that currently stock them. On the project’s site Gates make the case for his chicken program in the following ways:
They are easy and inexpensive to take care of: Many breeds can eat whatever they find on the ground (although it’s better if you can feed them, because they’ll …read more
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