The Chicks Have Landed

Hi my sister! WOW! This is the time I was waiting for, I am telling you the women are celebrating in Kunchubwe Village!”
— Alexandre

Anytime your partner on the ground sends you a text like this one, you know its going to be a good day.  

Monday morning 220 chicks made their way to Kunchubwe Village, greeted with rejoicing from 10 very happy women, ready to get to work!!!

Over the past week, the last remaining supplies were collected to prepare for the chicks arrival.  Shown above are: 9 50kg bags of broiler chicken feed, a solar panel for lighting in the chicken house, charcoal for heating of braziers, and tarps on the windows to block harsh winds. 

The Chicks Are in, now what?

Now the real work begins!

The next two to three weeks will be the hardest weeks for the Chicks Empowered project in Kunchubwe.  Baby chicks require extra special care in their first 2-3 weeks of life!  They need to have the perfect environment to really thrive and grow.  Their temperature has to be just right, not too warm or too cold.  They also need constant water and feed.  

The women in Kunchubwe will be working around the clock to make sure the chicks are happy, healthy, and growing!  

They will even be spending the night with the chicks for the first three weeks!  

With help from Alexandre, we will be able to stay up to date with the process in Kunchubwe and keep you updated here!

Next time on the blog... we're ready to answer all the questions you may have about Chicks Empowered.  In the comments section, ask away, it can be as silly or serious as you want!

Until then, we'll be celebrating alongside our sisters in Kunchubwe here in North Carolina! Thank you everyone for helping us start Chicks Empowered and making a real difference in the lives of these very special women!  

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