chicken & egg program

In 2018, Helping Kids Round First introduced small-scale chicken and egg programs in farming communities that are approaching sustainability, adding valuable sources of protein to diets in the region.

A makeshift chicken coop. Chinandega, 2015

Chicken farm program

Empowering Women and Nurturing Communities

In 2018, a small but impactful initiative took root in the rural communities of Chinandega and Somoto. What started as a humble attempt to implement sustainable projects has blossomed into a powerful force for change, touching the lives of countless individuals and families. The Chicken Farm Program, spearheaded by Helping Kids Round First, has not only provided food security and additional income but has also become a symbol of empowerment and resilience, especially for the women leading this transformative journey.

The initial goal of the project was simple yet profound: to create sustainable solutions that would benefit rural communities in Nicaragua. The idea of starting with a chicken farm emerged as a practical and feasible approach, given the resources and expertise available. Little did they know that this initiative would grow beyond expectations, becoming a beacon of hope and inspiration for many.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Chicken Farm Program is its focus on empowering women. In many rural areas, women face numerous challenges, including limited access to education and economic opportunities. However, through this project, women have been given the tools and support they need to thrive. They have not only learned valuable skills related to poultry farming but have also gained confidence and independence.

The impact of the program extends far beyond the confines of the farm. By providing families with a sustainable source of income and nutritious food, the project has improved the overall well-being of the communities. Families no longer have to worry about going hungry or struggling to make ends meet. Instead, they have the means to build better lives for themselves and their children.

One of the most heartwarming outcomes of the project is the community's ability to access affordable and nutritious eggs. By selling their products at prices lower than the market rate, the farmers ensure that everyone, regardless of income level, can benefit from their efforts. This not only promotes food security but also fosters a sense of inclusivity and shared prosperity.

Furthermore, the project's impact extends to the education sector. Recognizing the importance of nourishment for learning, the farmers donate eggs to local schools on a monthly basis. This initiative ensures that no child goes to school hungry, creating a conducive environment for learning and growth.

Perhaps the most significant transformation brought about by the Chicken Farm Program is the shift in mindset among the participants. The women who once faced challenges and limitations now stand as role models for their children and communities. They have shown that with determination, hard work, and support, anything is possible. Their success story serves as a powerful example of what can be achieved when individuals come together with a shared vision and purpose.


In collaboration with the Nicaraguan Lutheran Church ''Fe y Esperanza'' agriculture and poultry farming programs were carried out in a sustainable way that allowed the people of the Somoto and Somotillo communities to produce their own food


The project has come to innovate and it has been great for the economy of our families and food security of the children.

We are very grateful for the help, even despite the pandemic, thank you so much for being here!

Claudia Guillén, community resident

Helping Kids Round First supports families in the most vulnerable communities in Nicaragua with the production of basic crops to improve their nutrition and diet. They've taught us new ways to grow food and motivated us to work together as a community to create better opportunities for our families.

Maryan Alvarez, Local Agronomist

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