#334: Chickens and Hen House, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): $90.00 henhouse and fence; $10.00 per chicken; $1.20 corn grain, per chicken, per month; $.60 veterinary medicines. Butembo is an urban center in the province of North-Kivu which serves as a refuge for people fleeing violence in rural areas. A program is being set up whereby young people called "Youth Talents" will help displaced people to learn how to manage semi-livestock farming and increase productivity of eggs. Eggs are a highly sought-after commodity that will rapidly and regularly supplement family needs and help repopulate poultry.

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