Harvesting Eggs in the West Bank

May 20, 2013 ANERA
Categories:
Agriculture, Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Job Creation, Vocational Training, West Bank
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In November, 2011, ANERA initiated a $19,000 egg-harvesting, income-generation project to provide a West Bank orphanage with protein-rich meals and extra income.

The Reality

Dar Al Yateem Orphanage, in the northern West Bank town of Tulkarem, cares for young boys and girls, addressing their basic needs and providing protection, health care, academic and vocational training. But the orphanage continually struggles to pay for its upkeep and education programs.

ANERA’s Response

ANERA has supported Dar Al Yateem for more than two decades. In November 2011, ANERA initiated a $19,000 egg-harvesting, income-generation project to provide the orphanage with protein-rich meals and extra income. The goal was to help sustain the orphanage but also to support the school’s approach to teaching the youngsters about hard work and responsibility in preparation for a positive role in their communities.

How it Works

  • ANERA prepared the chicken coop and provided the orphanage with 1,200 chickens. 
  • The children at orphanage collect the eggs and carefully place them in cartons. 
  • The eggs are used in preparing healthy meals for the children. 
  • Store owners and grocery shopkeepers buy the extra cartons, easing the school’s financial burdens. 

 

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