the poultry project

Uganda bound!

May 2nd, 2011

After months of preparation, designing a model chicken coop for rural Uganda, throwing a fundraising event in Brooklyn, countless conference calls with our TASO partners and hundreds of emails, part of the Poultry Project team is en route to Uganda. Emily Pavlick, Emily Axtman, Khushbu Patel and Joe Pavlick met up at JFK last night for their 11pm flight.

After arriving in Entebbe, the team will head straight to Mbale to begin sourcing the chicken coop materials and bikes, preparing for the Coop Design/Build and Expansion workshops, and finding transportation to deliver the coop materials to hard-to-reach rural locations in Mbale, Soroti and Tororo.

Hundreds of generous donors have made the Poultry Project’s Expansion and Coop Design/Build initiatives a reality. This May, thirty new families in Mbale, Soroti and Tororo will become Poultry Project farmers. With the help of community design guru Emily Axtman, all Poultry Project farmers will receive materials and instruction to build to their own modern chicken coops.

On May 15th, I will join the team, along with photographer Kevin Kopanski. You can follow our progress here, the Poultry Project Facebook page and Emily Axtman’s blog.

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