One Egg began with five preschools in rural Rwanda.
OneEgg worked together with Bishop Mbanda from the Anglican Church in Rwanda to start an incredible partnership to provide protein to pre-school age children.
Bishop Mbanda shared with OneEgg that churches were struggling with low attendance. They were using their buildings one day a week. The idea was hatched for churches to start a OneEgg preschool so the buildings are used through the week.
Now over 100 families show up every day and drop their kids off at one of the OneEgg preschools. These families get involved with the pre-school and the church.
Because of OneEgg, kids get eggs, so they are healthier, and church participation has grown!
In 2016, OneEgg Rwanda expanded to over 2,900 children at 18 pre-schools. Today, OneEgg serves over 2,959 children in 23 pre-schools. That's over 15,000 eggs per week!
A Sustainable Business Model
Eggs for the preschools are supplied by a chicken farm operated by Ikiraro Investments, a sustainable business that was founded to address poverty and hunger—a model that OneEgg is now expanding globally.