This is my digital postcard from Team Honk which is about bloggers raising money and awareness for Comic Relief. To celebrate International Women’s Day #iwd2014, Tanya, Annie and Penny are in Tanzania finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa.
Joyce – Through mentoring and training the Gatsby Trust have helped Joyce expand her poultry business from just a few chicks to now having 300. She has also now built an extension to house another 400 which should be arriving next week.
The training that Joyce has received has enabled her to make her own feed, thereby saving her money, and also to ensure the feed is healthy. It has also taught her to recognise signs of disease in her chicks to such an extend that she now has a completely healthy clutch.
Other poultry keepers in her area now phone her for advice and training. The network of women is now in a much more powerful position to broker deals to sell to supermarkets as they can promise supply, which Joyce couldn’t do on her own. Joyce is supporting her family and is able to pay for her son to attend a boarding school.
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Thanks for helping to create #lastingchange
Penny, Annie and Tanya