In total, the students and staff helped build 12 chicken coops, complete with concrete floors, feeders, and a drinking area. Chicken wire fencing was installed around the perimeter of the chicken coops to protect the chickens from predators.
For rural families, raising chickens provides a big boost to their household income. Chickens multiply fast and families are able to sell eggs and chickens throughout the year to gain a steady income. A better income means more money for food, clothes, and school tuition for their children.
The trip was a great success. It was an amazing experience that the students will never forget. For 10 days, these young people were immersed in a new culture where they made many new friends and had a chance to practice their Spanish! While they had to return to the cold winter, their hearts are warm with the joy of service!