OneEgg and Project Mercy in Ethiopia

Project Mercy has become the newest OneEgg Chapter, and together with Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress we have established a chicken farm in Yetebon, Ethiopia. 

The first week in October, 1,000 baby chicks arrived in Yetebon Ethiopia to the New Poultry Farm on Project Mercy’s Compound. The little chicks are growing thanks to the continued help of the Tyson Fellows.

Project Mercy is excited for the upcoming spring when over 280 children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten will be served eggs as part of the School Meal Program. (Many children will taste their first egg.) Stay Tuned!

We are so thankful to Ray Ables from the Tyson Foods Fellows Program for the work they are doing in Ethiopia to make sure everything goes smoothly. 

Project Mercy - In the Beginning

When Project Mercy first came to Yetebon over twenty years ago the local community identified healthcare as a priority need. Today Project Mercy's 52-bed hospital serves over 60,000 patients.

Project Mercy allows addresses another priority in the community—education. In 1996 a school was started with 358 students. Today 1,600 students in grades K-12 are receiving an education.

Project Mercy launched a dairy cattle breeding project in 2006. Milk is improving children's nutrition while providing sustainable income for families.

In 2018 Project Mercy and OneEgg will partner to provide eggs to children to improve their health and provide jobs in the local community.