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    Getting the full health package for chickens in Ispalal

    Day 225

    Healthy Living

    Chickens, feed, water containers, cages. What more could chickens possibly need to maintain their health?? Being a city girl, I wasn’t too familiar with the ins and outs of raising healthy chickens.

    But our team and families in Ispalal were quick to tell us that to raise really healthy chickens, they needed the full health package. Part of that package is vaccinations.

    “There were chickens in the community before, but many of them also contracted illnesses,” said Tahir from Ispalal. “It’s a big problem here that we’re not able to address.”

    Not only were vaccinated chickens not easily found, they were also more expensive, which of course made sense. What was pleasantly surprising was that we ended up finding them nearby, and from a women-owned collective! These women understood the importance of vaccinating chickens for longevity and were on a mission to bring this awareness to those around them as well.

    “The chickens are really healthy and happy here in Ispalal,” said Fatima, our community mobilizer in Islamabad. “And happy chickens means happy families.”


    Meet Shamaila!

    Shamaila is part of the Global Connections team based out of Minneapolis. She supports partnerships and fundraising for Alight’s initiatives with the diaspora, LGBTIQ+ refugees, Rohingya women, and beyond! She is deeply passionate about supporting the most marginalized communities worldwide – those living in the shadows — to reclaim their voice and has found Changemakers 365 a powerful tool to support this.


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