SAPP in Action Covid19 | Resilience in the face of COVID-19: Poultry for women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka
They’ve been prepared for other situations too. The Government of Sri Lanka has imposed a strict curfew as part of their efforts to contain the spread of the virus. This limits the hours when customers can come to pick up eggs – and could have restricted the project’s business, if the women leaders hadn’t been prepared. In April, when the curfew was lifted for six hours, the Backyard Poultry Project was ready. Their collection center loaded 3,128 eggs in under three hours, registering a record-breaking number of sales.