If you have $2 per day (Rs. 100) what you could do? Well, we have different ideas to spend $2. But just imagine if Bill Gates, best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution and one of the richest person in the world have that money what he can do? When asked the same question, Bill Gates answered that he would raise chickens and explained that there is no single answer to this since poverty situations are different in different places.
He also added “But through my work with the foundation, I’ve met many people in poor countries who raise chickens, and I have learned a lot about the ins and outs of owning these birds. It’s pretty clear to me that just about anyone who’s living in extreme poverty is better off if they have chickens.”
What Are The Main Reasons Behind This?
Bill Gates has four main reasons.
Chickens are easy to take care of and are very cheap:
2. Good investment source:
3. Eating chicken and eggs is beneficial for you
4. Capability of generating income which in turn empowers women to take lead as entrepreneurs:
Why Bill Gates Raise Chicks If He Had $2?
According to the reports, Bill Gates has done research when he his on a trip to West Africa and has come to the conclusion that “an owner of 10 chickens can yield a flock of 40 chicks after a period of 3 months. Moreover, if the sale price of every chicken is considered $5, which means that an owner can on an average earn around $1,000 per year. Owners who fall under the extreme poverty line can earn up to $700 a year.”
Bill Gates says “It sounds funny, but I mean it when I say that I am excited about chickens”. Melinda Gates has partnered with another organization Heifer International, which together do the charity of donating livestock to poor families across the globe. Now, they have made it a goal of helping 30% of families in Sub-Saharan Africa to raise these chickens.
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