Health advisors working with CUSP health center in Butare town that started the project two years ago have joined efforts and formed a cooperative for poultry farming in order to generate more income for their development.
The 20 health workers who formed ‘Abitangirabandi’ cooperative started poultry farming and they intend to expand their project and through it they will attain the much desired development.
According to Hassan Nshimiyimana one of the health workers and the vice president of ‘Abitangirabandi’ cooperative, they bought grown hens with the intention of getting quick harvest. They bought 100 hens and 97 of them are remaining but they are no longer as productive like when they started since they can now make only 50 eggs altogether in a day.
The health workers are however planning on selling the hens and buying new ones and to make this project bigger by owning about 8.000 hens; “by that time we will be achieving our objective and get enough profit.”
Ever since this project was started, the cooperative members have never used the profits from the project but they are saving up that money of which they will use to expand the project.
Apart from this project of poultry farming for health advisors of CUSP health center, all health advisors in Huye district form a cooperative for milk collection center.
Though they are many in this one particular project of Milk Collection, health advisors in Huye district are sure that it will be productive and expand to local people in the district and as for health advisors of CUSP health center, it will be another big achievement to celebrate.