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Chicken Project Opens a Door for New Life

Lilian and her 4-year-old daughter live with her parents in a rural community at the base of the snow-capped Illimani mountains in Bolivia. She grows a variety of vegetables, such as parsley, chives, broccoli, bell peppers, and lettuce to help provide for the family. But, she had been seeking a way to supplement their income and cover basic expenses.

That’s when Lilian’s father heard about a local Samaritan’s Purse project that would be teaching women, particularly single mothers struggling to support their families, how to raise hens and profit from their eggs.

The prospect of starting a small business gave Lilian hope for her family’s economic future. She also was excited for the additional source of protein that the eggs would offer, helping her daughter grow healthy and strong. What God had in store for her, though, included even greater things.

The Samaritan’s Purse agricultural and livestock team in Bolivia trained Lilian in the basics of raising chickens and selling their eggs. We taught her how to make a coop, provided materials, and encouraged her as she followed through on construction. Soon, we will give her a batch of hens. Afterward, we will continue to follow up on the project.

In addition, our team gladly prayed with Lilian, regarding Lilian’s fears about her elderly parents’ health, especially amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our staff members encouraged her.

“Thank you for sharing with me and strengthening my life,” Lilian said.

Our Bolivia team will continue to follow up with Lilian and her family, encouraging her with her chicken business.

Pray for Lilian as she provides for her family through this project. Pray for our projects staff as they help people in need in Jesus’ Name.

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For impoverished families, a brood of chicks and their eggs provide nutritious food as well as income. For $7, we can supply a starter flock of a dozen chicks that will grow up to produce more than 2,000 eggs!

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