We are attempting to determine suitable projects to help alleviate the distressing proverty in the city and its immediate area. Raising chickens may be part of the solution but as novices we would appreciate knowing: 1. considering that these people are unable to feed themselves properly, how would they be able to feed chickens? eg is there an inexpensive easy-grow crop that could be produced in minimal space? 2. what are the common diseases afflicting chickens that would should anticipate in this geographical area and how can we best mitigate the risk of disease? 3. is there a particular type of chicken best suited for this geographical area (tropical, arid, humid, short intense rainy seasons)? 4. other considerations that should have been included above?