There is a market gap for eggs and poultry in Musanze. The poultry project seeks to fill that need and generate income to fund the overhead expenses of our TLAfrica primary office in Musanze, Rwanda. The poultry project shares land with the future Thousand Hills International University and Conference Center. Agriculture and animal husbandry is one of the proposed degrees and will use the poultry project as a training program for the students.
There is also a rise in malnutrition for families in the area surrounding the conference center and the Sabbath Egg Project. An “Egg-a-week” program will be implemented to provide an egg for every child in the surrounding neighborhood the first Sabbath of each month. Manure will also be used to aid in farming for the project and local farms. in 2021 they distributed 4,000 eggs to 400 people (primarily children) in the surrounding neighborhood.
The structure for the chickens can currently hold 700 chickens. Construction has begun to expand the structure to hold 2,000 chickens. The total start-up cost is $17,811. With 700 chickens on site, the projected monthly income of $615/month. We project that the egg project will be able to pay for itself and cover the Musanze office overhead fees within 2 years after it reaches the full capacity of 2,000 chickens.