Location: Kahuho, Kitale
Years in Operation: 15 Years
Amount needed: $1100
Jacob Macharia Muchai is a multifaceted farmer rearing poultry, dairy cattle and growing maize on his 3acres piece of land. In addition, he has owned a butchery for the last twenty years selling beef to the residents of the wider Kahuho area of Kitale. With the help of his wife, they have ensured that their various ventures provide a living and all basic needs for their five school going children.
Jacob believes in optimizing the use of all his land for greater output. All his poultry and cattle have shades within his compound and he ensures proper feeding and treatment of both. The good quality beef he sells has also kept his customers flocking to his butchery since its inception. They are a power couple who work as a team and are very friendly and accommodating to all the different customers that they serve.
He is seeking $1100 from MHML to be able to buy quality hybrid maize seeds and modern farm inputs for his maize farm. The maize he will harvest will be sold at the market as well as provide food for his family. He also wants to spend some of the funds to buy a second dairy cattle to add onto the two he already has. Milk selling has been earning him a sizeable income and he would like to earn even more.
He currently has one employee in the farm and would like to provide more employment in the near future as his farm and business increase its output.