Orance Nenoliu lives with her husband Yakobus Tualaka and their two children in Saenam village, West Timor. With support from CWS, 33-year-old Orance is learning about home gardening and raising chickens so she and her family have more food and a more diverse diet for better health. Along with others in her village, Orance has received vegetable seeds and supportive information about organic fertilizer to help her vegetables thrive.
Orance has also learned about the benefits of keeping her chickens in a coop, which her husband built with advice and help from CWS team members. “We used to let the chickens roam free,” explains Orance, “and sometimes they were stolen or contracted diseases that killed them. Some were eaten by wild animals. I really like the idea of putting the chickens in their coop at night to keep them safe; and I also am glad we know more about how to keep our chickens healthy so they grow better. When my husband built the coop in March, he also learned about vaccinations and how to properly feed the chickens,” which helps. “Now I hope that growing vegetables and raising more, healthier chickens will also help improve our children’s health because we can feed them more nutritious foods.”