Mr Le Van Khe (66 years old) is a person with mental illness, who is not able to do hard jobs to make living. He has been a part of Improve the living quality of people with disabilities by raising chickens in Vinh Phu Community, Vietnam sponsored by the PiCCA (AUS) since 2018. Before he participated in our program, he earned a meager living by planting some cassavas, peanuts, green beans with approximately income 30,000 vnd per day. Since joining our program, Mr Le Van Khe has received 90 chickens, which he raises at his house and sells their offspring for profit. Mr. Khe, along with his wife now has a sustainable source of income from raising chickens. In early March, the family sold a flock of chicken with an income of 3.2 million. Moreover, he still keeps a flock of 10 hens to lay eggs. He said: “Every day, the hens lay about 8 – 10 eggs. Till now, there are a lot of eggs that I collected; I have been sold some to the market. I also kept some eggs to be hatched out the baby chicks. Now, I have a new flock of 40 chickens thanks to the eggs.” Now, a market is at the high demand for chicken since the African swine fever virus happens to the pigs in Vietnam recently. The price of chickens is expected to increase with a potential income of 200,000 – 250,000 per chickens.
With the income he receives from the sale of these animals, Mr Le Van Khe is now able to keep raising a new flock of chickens, improve the family daily meals and cover the family daily expense.
He also shared: “I found my happiness in raising these chickens. I have spent a lot of time to take care of chickens even in the evening. Also, I have always taking part in every single training sessions and self-help meetings to learn more about advanced raising chicken techniques. We have shared a lot of experiences with the other participants and I really appreciate every single opinion from them. I have applied some experiences into my raising practice.”
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the PiCCA (Aus) for improving the living quality of people with disabilities in Vinh Phu Community.
Hearts For Hue Team.