Chickens changing lives.

Last week we showed you a clip featuring our wonderful Fiji Coordinator, Urmila. This week take a look at her chickens! We are only able to support Urmila one day per week at the moment even though she works tirelessly and many more days than this, so we set her up as a kind of tester of some of the income generating projects that we offer our girls’ families.

She has a box of bees in the local village that she will soon harvest for honey and separate to make 2 boxes, she grows veggies to feed her family and sometimes sell, and her most recent project is a pretty impressive little chicken coup.

You may remember us writing about our friends from the German International School in Sydney who went to Fiji as our first in-country volunteers and stayed with Urmila and her family in June.

They bought the chicken coup and some baby chicks for Urmila that she and her husband manage. Their little grand-daughter helps chase them around too!

You can see the short clip of their chickens here. This has become such a successful business that Urmila is able to keep buying chicks to keep the business going, at the same time as little by little buying the materials to build a solid concrete house for her family. This has been a long held dream of hers that frustrates her every wet season as the water comes up to their knees.

We are very excited at the thought of chickens changing lives! (*the chickens in the featured image belong to another girl’s family, their coup is an old oil drum!)

We have 10 income generating projects on the go with the families of the girls we support and they are all starting to create a steady income stream…thank you for your generosity in making this possible!

You only have until the end of this week to enter our Pure Fiji Giveaway and check out our Christmas Gifts Catalogue if you haven’t already, our cakes sales are booming, don’t miss out!


Jane for team ‘a Girl & her world’




Related Posts

Raising funds for basic school supplies

It’s $5 Friday and this month we are raising funds to help keep Girls in school.  We have a new Girl who has recently been assessed by our team and needs basic school supplies including uniforms, shoes and books to

Income-generating projects

This month we are raising funds for an income-generating project.  While we will always provide emergency support for the most vulnerable Girls in our community, we are also focused on helping families thrive by supporting income-generating initiatives.  This month we

Back to school in 2022

It’s been a busy time for our team and I’m really pleased to let you know we have been able to get 57 Girls back to school this year!  Thanks to all your support we raised enough funds for the uniforms, books and

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas and thank you!

What a year 2021 has been! We have seen more challenges than ever this year, and yet so many of us have pulled together to support each other. This year we are so pleased to let you know we have