In the first couple of months of 2012, CAEES, along with the support of various community members, began a poultry farming program within the children’s home. The chickens that are currently there are being raised both for consumption and also for income-generating purposes.
This initiative provides the center with an opportunity to provide a little extra income as well as nutritional benefits. Protein is scarce in Ouèssè, and usually very expensive. Having the poultry house on the children’s home’s grounds provides multiple benefits for the children and for CAEES. This is another positive and admirable undertaking that helps CAEES in its mission – providing for a better future for the disadvantaged children in the region.