Faryab is among the provinces where the security concerns are at higher level and where women are very rarely involved in standard income generation activities. ADA introduced the concept of standard poultry program in Qurghan and Qaramqul districts of Faryab province. Ms. Qurban Aye is one of the women beneficiaries of skill training program (poultry) implemented by ADA in Qaramqul district. Ms. Qurban Aye regularly attended skill training on poultry rearing and also attended literacy classes on regular basis. She is 35 years old and has 7 members in her family. At the end of the project, ADA team conducted an interview with Ms. Qurban Aye in order to know the impact of the program on her life and during the interview she stated that “Due to no opportunities of job my husband was unable to generate enough income to full fill the basic needs of our life, even we were unable to buy required and necessary stationaries for my children who are students in village school. We were passing difficult time until we heard about the ADA poultry project where luckily I was selected as a beneficiary for standard poultry program.
I received, 20 pullets along with 2 feeders, 2 drinkers as well as door and windows for the coop I constructed. In addition, we were provided with trainings on how to keep the coops cleaned, type of different vitamins and their benefits for pullets, pullets’ vaccination, feed preparation, eggs collection and marketing.
I started collection of eggs from pullets about five months ago and I am very happy for the income I am generating from selling the eggs. I collected more than 377 eggs per month and I sold more than 311 eggs per month and the rest we consumed at home. I am happy and my kids are happy and we want to expend the business. The project helped me to full fill some basic needs of our life and buy some required stationary for my children to go to school”.