On February 15, a group of Jawana participants from The Promote Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) Jawana program completed their women’s agriculture and economic growth project by supplying and selling chickens to local women.

The objective of the project was to create an income generating opportunity for housewives by creating small poultry farming businesses. The first step of their project involved the purchase of 100 chickens which they then delivered to the project beneficiaries. They trained women on how to raise poultry and care for the chickens for two months. The group generated a total of AFN 28,200 by selling the chickens.

Jawana experiential learning projects helps to raise the awareness of more than tens of thousands of beneficiaries with messages about human rights, gender-based violence, breast cancer, reproductive and maternal health, hygiene and the environment. Participants also use their entrepreneurial skills to open bakeries employing disadvantaged women, bring artisanal products to market and open sports complexes specifically targeting women.