Gerver Churunel from our communications center in Guatemala sent us this note about chickens as part of CFCA sponsorship benefits. Never underestimate the power of poultry to make positive change!
The Hermano Pedro project in Guatemala is encouraging the growth and self-sufficiency of families in the sponsorship program through investment benefits.
Unlike consumption benefits, investment benefits gain in value from the time they are distributed. A piglet becomes a pig, a seed becomes a fruit-producing plant, etc.
The CFCA community in San Jose Quetzaltenango in western Guatemala delivered chicks as family benefits.
The staff coordinated a market near the CFCA office where mothers sold their adult chickens to other sponsored friends and their families.
“This idea started in 2010 with the Hope for a Family program. The intention of this is to support families so that they generate their own development,” said Floridalma PÈrez, the Quetzaltenango coordinator. Read more