Business: Poultry farming.
Location: Tayari Village, Molo.
Years in Operation: 2 Years.
Amount needed: $100.
Olive Kemunto is a primary school teacher at an upcoming private primary school in Molo where she fully enjoys teaching and mentoring the children. At the end of the day , she goes back home to see to it that her chickens are doing just fine and to help her mother who takes care of the 55 birds when she is at work. She has practiced poultry farming for the last two years and the reward she gets from this trade keeps her in the business.
Olive started off with 20 chicks which she reared to mature birds and sold them off. After these she decided to try the crossbreed chickens which are more resistant to diseases, produce more eggs and also mature faster than indigenous chicken. She has not gone large scale yet and has a maximum of 60 birds at any given time. Despite this, she is able to sell eggs to shops and dwellers of Tayari village where she lives with her mother, as well as mature birds whenever they are ready for sale.
The 55 mature birds in the clean cage will all be sold this festive season as she already has orders. She is seeking $100 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to buy chicks for January’s stock. With earnings from this small holder chicken farming, added to earnings from her teaching job, she is able to provide for her two children’s needs as well as support her mother.