This community-based poultry project was established to create jobs that empower youth and women while alleviating economic distress. The project specializes in producing and selling meat and eggs in Bhutan, where a broken food system heavily relies on importation.
“I am happy to inform you that we have started the operation of our project and have our first 1,200 chickens. Thank you WIN for your support that helped make this project possible!” -Prakash
Bhutan is incredibly impoverished, and most people’s income is just barely enough to keep food on their tables and a roof over their heads. The majority of the region is Buddhist, who don’t believe in killing other living creatures, and 80% of meat consumed here is imported from India or Thailand. This self-sustaining farming business will empower our team members to fund WIN activities and programs.
More recently, many of our team have been permanently laid off from their jobs due to the pandemic. The life-sustaining employment that this project creates will impact our members locally and will allow us to reduce the import of meat and the outflow of our country’s valuable resources. Thank you for supporting our project!