Your Support in Action

Chicken Farm Provides Women with Food and Income

Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2014

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

In December, MADRE was thrilled to let you know that the chicken farm project you support expanded to include an additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women from the Quiche region of Guatemala! Each woman has since received chickens and materials to build chicken coops. Ana Ceto, the leader of MADRE’s Guatemalan sister organization Muixil, recently sent photos of the distribution, which we are sharing with you now.

Because of your generous support, these women now have an extra food source and an income to feed their families, send their children to school, and improve their communities. Thanks so much for your support!


An Ixil woman picking up supplies for her chicken coop.


Ixil women show off their new chickens. 


Ixil women enjoying a lunch break at a training session in their community.

These trainings teach women how to care for the chickens as well as provide education on business skills and human rights.

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