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Life-changing hens and eggs for rural Afghan women


“I am Shir Ahmad, I am a 60-year-old man, and I am blind. I lost my sight at war and can no longer work and get an income, unfortunately”.

“My name is Naseema, and my father's name is Wali Mohammad. I am from Sange zor village, Farah province”.

Shir and Naseema have been married since they were teenagers. Traditionally, Shir has been the breadwinner of the family, while Naseema has worked at home and looked after their six children and household chores. Due to Shir’s disability and thanks to Naseema enthusiastic spirit, their roles have switched now.

“FAO provided us with a poultry package consisting of 30 pullets, three months of feed, construction materials for building the coop, as well as poultry coop equipment [feeders, drinkers],” tells Naseema, poultry farmer.

Thanks to the funding provided by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, FAO has assisted 1 500 households in Daikundi, Farah and Kunar provinces with this poultry package.