We are a community of 3 sisters situated inside of Saint Vincent de Paul Center in Tanjombato which is the poorest district of Antananarivo (capital of Madagascar). The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent of Paul have been in Tanjombato since 1971.
Our goal is to develop nutritional intake for people suffered physiological distress. The Daughters of Clarity assist these people in need and they would like to develop quail breeding.
The project will have direct benefits for our Social Center attending. People who are involved are:
- 976 School children ;
- 40 teenagers following training program ;
- 150 families in need ;
- 40 older persons with no means of support.
In view of the scale of the issue, the lack of food safety is important in Madagascar, we couldn’t help all people in need. However, the breeding of quails will give an important amount of proteins for kids and teenagers growths. The older persons and families need more balanced nutrition. This project will offer a job to the Manager of the breeding.
Why a quail breeding?
The quail is a highly prolific bird. The bird starts to lay eggs at 6 weeks and we can expect 200 to 300 quail eggs per year.
The quail doesn’t lay its eggs every day but the egg-laying can provide 10 to 12 eggs. Quail eggs are relatively smaller (the weight for one egg is around 10 grams) in comparison to chicken eggs, but they still provide the same number of health benefits and they are rich food in protein.
After one year the quail can be consumed. The new breeding could be settled and it will find a future for this project. The egg quails selling will help the Center to be able to fund itself with one staff hired full time.
One of our growth strategies is starting the breeding with 500 quails (350 females and 150 males) we could reach the number of 1 500 quails after 3 business years.
The cost of the Project:
The setting up of the project we have estimated a budget of € 3 540. This amount will help us to renovate the space for the breeding and we could buy 500 quails and food for the starting of the breeding. We could also hire a full time Manager.
We thank you in advance for your generous support
Marie-Jeannette Rasendrandraibe DC
My name is Sister Marie-Jeannette Rasendrandraibe and I am a Daughter of Charity Malagasy with 30 years of serving the poor of my country.
I have a Development Management background and training and functional literacy development. After some works in several missions, I am working in Saint Vincent de Paul Center in Tanjombato. We are 3 sisters in the community and we work together to improve the lives of poor. We are involved in 6 parishes: Soavina, Tanjombato, Ifarihy, Ankadisoa, Anosimahavelona and Malaza: for a total of 230.000 citizens.
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