Char­ity hopes Lent will be chick­en­feed

The Church of England - - NEWS - By Amaris Cole

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

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