Charity hopes Lent will be chickenfeed
FOR THOSE who still have n o given up or taken up something during this Lenten period, Mission W ithout Borders ar e hoping their Loose Change Chicken Challenge will interest.
The UK charity is of fering deprived families in Easter n Europe’s poorest countries chickens to help them move to a sustainable life and out of pover ty.
It costs £40 to provide a poor family a batch of 10 chicks, which inspired MWB to suggest suppor ters collect coins throughout Lent.
MWB’s UK Dir ector, David Har disty explains: “Most (families) ar e so deep in poverty that they str uggle to grow enough food for themselves. We provide families with training to br eed chickens, then we su pply the chickens, and follow-up with r egular mentoring and support.
“MWB’s Loose Change Chicken Challenge is a simple, fun way for us all to provide a family with a batch of chickens, essential food and a r oute to self-suf ficiency.”
A Chicken Challenge box, and more information about the campaign can be found at www.mwb.org.lccc