EMPOWERING THE RURAL THROUGH CHICKEN FARMING

by Maurice M Nyakiti
(Nairobi, Kenya)

Poverty is rampant in the rural area. A number of households have chicken, but these survive under hard conditions on their own. They are kept for subsistence and not as commercially viable projects. Reason is because there has been no meaningful return on indigenous chicken farming to talk about.

I have a desire and a commitment to change this, especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. Introduce smart poultry keeping to the rural population
I have my home in Nairobi, and in it i have already built a permanent chicken house, capable of holding about 600 parent stock. I have also purchased an incubator, with a capacily of 1312 chicken eggs at a time, but with trays that can cater for quail, turkey, geese, durks, peacok, guinea fowls. My target is to rear mother stock for Kuroiler- a breed from India already introduced in Uganda and super breed from Kari, kenya.
I plan to buy 200 parent stock at the beginning and from there, have a constant supply of fertilised egggs. With the hatchery, we could hatch about 2400 chicks a month and supply these to the farmers at ksh. 100 per chick. We expect to grow some of these to 8 weeks from where we could sell them at Ksh. 500 each. I intend to increase the hatching capacity to close to 10,000 a month and expand the project to Nyanza where demand for pultry is very high compared to supply. With a production of 10,000 a month, all factors constant, I expect to sell 9000 day old chicks at Ksh. 100 each, Total 900,000. Raise 500 to 2 weeks and sell at 200 each, Total=Ksh. 100,000 Raise 400 to 6 weeks and sell at ksh. 500 each. Total 200,000/= a month, Raise 100 to 6 months and sell at Ksh. 1800 a month totalling 180,000. total Income is Ksh. 1,370,000
I need one or two partners who can help in needed capital and ideas so as to make this a success. For more detailed information, you can get me on mnyakiti@gmail.com

MEG: WHAT A GREAT BUSINESS VENTURE. CONSIDER FUNDING THROUGH THE CHARITY KIVA, OR EVEN CROWD FUNDING THROUGH http://www.startupafricafund.com/

BEST OF LUCK WITH IT!

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Jun 14, 2015
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Link to Kiva for Edward
by: Dr Meg

Hi Edward

You need to go to KIVA directly to get the help you need. Here is the link:

http://www.kiva.org/

All the best with your poultry venture!

Meg

Jun 12, 2015
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Can KIVA help me a Ugandan poultry farmer
by: Edward Kissakye

I am a Ugandan and have made thorough research and i want start up capital of 5000 US Dollars to purchase 1000 kroilers of 3 weeks and other poultry accessories. Please email me for any positive information. edwardkissakye@gmail.com

Feb 06, 2015
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Good business
by: Sharon

I was searching for the details about the home based business. Chicken farming seems to be good and I hope I can avail help from my bank. Interest will be less for the load that we avail for home based business.

May 12, 2014
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Kiva is supporting me
by: Maurice

Hi Megg
Grateful for the links given. I have gotten good support from KIVA and growing with them stage by stage. already gotten first loan fund and repaid and I am now on the second. I have my parent stock growing now and will be hatching in a few months time

[MEG: THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS MAURICE! I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HELPED :) AND MAY YOUR ENTERPRISE CONTINUE TO PROSPER.]

Apr 15, 2013
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Thanks Meg
by: Maurice

Thanks Meg. i am checking on these sites. Grateful for approving my post on this site.

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