Aftab Hatchery Limited engages in a rural development initiative. Under the training and supervision of AHL, farmers are able to purchase day old chicks and accompanying medicines, vaccines etc. on credit. These farmers breed the chicks and then re-sell them to AHL at profit. This rural scheme has been very successful in raising the standard of living of the local farmers and their communities. At present, AHL has 500 contract growers in its network.