Bill Gates is working with global nonprofit Heifer International to boost the percentage of rural families raising vaccinated chickens from 5 percent to 30 percent.

“Livestock is really something quite amazing to help lift people out of poverty,” Bill Gates said at last year’s Coop Dreams event in N.Y.C.

Working with Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari, Gates hopes to donate 100,000 chickens to families in Africa. He encourages those interested in the project to read his interactive blog post on gatesnotes.com.

Source: Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty