Income generation through egg production in Burkina Faso and Mali

Burkina Faso and Mali are poultry breeding countries. This activity is one of the most profitable rural and pre-urban economic activities in these two countries and occupies a very large part of the population. This breeding is done extensively and does not really need large investments – a small henhouse is enough to shelter the hens in case of rains and excessive heat. The poultry breeding provides a fairly substantial income to poor rural households.

It is with the aim of supporting the poor rural households that HOPE’87 and its partner, the YOU Foundation, initiated this project to breed local chickens. This project started in June 2021. It has provided an income generating activity to 42 very poor households in Burkina Faso and Mali, i.e. around 300 people. Half of these households are headed by women who had no economic activities that could provide them with an income before this project implementation. Each beneficiary household received a rooster and two hens and poultry food as well as a short training. At the end of the four months of implementation, the households had an income which enabled them to cover the expenses of their families. The number of hens distributed has increased, which will ensure a continuous income generation to beneficiary families. Furthermore, rapid training in the field of animal husbandry in Sahel countries was given to the beneficiary households.

Project Type


Project Duration

01/01/2021 to 31/08/2022




Burkina Faso / Mali


Koloko (Burkina Faso) and Finkolo (Mali)


HOPE'87, YOU Foundation – Education for Children in Need