In the United States, access to clean water and having an abundant supply of farm-fresh eggs for cooking and baking are taken for granted. Very few homes in the U.S. don’t have running water and a carton of eggs in the refrigerator.
That’s not the case in Sierra Leone, where we have been working to construct a water well and create a poultry farm in cooperation with our partner there, Faith Healing Development Organization (FHDO).
Within the next few weeks, the poultry farm with a capacity of 3,000 chickens, is slated to open. This will provide thousands of eggs for the local community and create job opportunities for the residents of the village of Yankansa.
In conjunction with the poultry farm, a water well was dug to provide clean water for the chickens, as well as serve thousands of people living in the surrounding area.
“Access to safe drinking water at the farm was a serious challenge,” reported FHDO Executive Director Rev. Francis Mambu. “The project was welcome news in the community, especially for those living near the project site.”