Following the success of the poultry cooperatives in the communities of Fass Kane and Fass Koffe, women in Ouarkhokh asked CREATE! to help them start a poultry cooperative of their own. Ouarkhokh is located in northern Senegal, and has unique challenges – extreme heat and large snake populations – that complicate poultry production. CREATE! staff worked with the Ouarkhokh community to modify the poultry shed design to allow chickens to thrive regardless of these challenges.
In August, CREATE! field technicians helped community members in Ouarkhokh build their own poultry shed. The nine women who will cooperatively manage poultry production in Ouarkhokh helped CREATE! staff construct the shed. The Ouarkhokh cooperative will begin producing poultry soon!
Because of its location along a major highway, Ouarkhokh’s poultry cooperative will be able to sell poultry directly to passing motorists. In the future, cooperative members hope to start their own restaurant using poultry, fruit, nuts, and vegetables produced in their garden. CREATE! is excited to help women in Ouarkhokh achieve their dreams!