10 days chicks for my chicken farm

Catherine Rimui

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Catherine Rimui

Member since

March 2021

On-time repayments

65 installments  •  69%

About Me

Hello,

My name is Catherine Wanjiku Rimui. I am a Kenyan national, currently resident in Nakuru County, within the larger Rift valley province, Kenya.

I am married to Mr. David Wanjohi and we have 4 children and one grandchild. Super exciting.

I am currently not employed, and it is only my husband who has been supporting the family, which can be difficult. I would therefore like to contribute and help my husband in meeting the needs of our family.

I have been doing kitchen gardening, leaning towards vegetables for subsistence use, and that has assisted in some of our expenses, where food and nutrition are involved.

Recently I have developed an interest in poultry rearing, and while I now have 10 chickens, I am looking to expand my brood and in the process make it an income-generating prospect.

I am excited to start this phase of my life, seeing that at my age, formal employment is off the table. I would be happy to apply my time and strength to this project, and with your help, I will be able to contribute to raising our family.

I am a firstborn to my parents, and I hail from a polygamous setting, meaning I have very many brothers and Sisters. Almost 20 in number! Our family reunions are therefore usually full of fun and laughter, as is typical with large gatherings, it's literally a clan.

I am therefore happy to be incorporated into the Zidisha family, which is global, and founded on principles of kindness, generosity, trust, and confidence. We are indeed each other's keepers, and that is humbling. I remain entirely grateful.
Looking forward to walking this journey together.

My Business

Hello again,

I am looking to expand my chicken rearing project starting with broiler chicken to sell chicken meat, and later expand to incorporate layers.

Later on, with proper equipment, I will also be able to sell chicks to other persons involved in poultry farming to rear for meat and eggs.

I will need to build chicken houses, buy chicken food, ensure there's medicine at hand, and feeding/watering equipment.

There will also be a need for a thermostat to regulate and maintain viable temperatures for hatching chicks.

Loan Proposal

Hello,

I intend to buy 30, 10 days old chicks, to kickstart my project.

I will rear the same to maturity whereafter I can sell the same. I intend to stary with broilers purely for meat, layer I could expand into rearing layers as well.

I will buy the 30 chicks at KES 100 per chick, and the remaining KES 2700 will go towards the feeding of the chicks.

Income Source

Hi,

I believe I will be able to meet my repayments because currently have about 10 full-grown chickens that when no other alternatives are available can be sold so as to realize the loan funds.

Secondly, my husband is employed full time, and the income though meager, can be squeezed to meet our needs and also meet our repayment obligations.

Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$51.30

Date disbursed

Mar 11, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $2.40

Credit risk payment: $6.73

Lenders

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 25, 2023

    Thank you! The funds will go a long way in making my venture a success. I shall note to keep you all well updated.

    I trust this will turn out to be my best year yet, an opportunity to grow my chicken project and provide for my family. I will be in a position to buiy chicken feed in bulk and this will ensure provision without the panic of not having enough to sustain the chicken.

    I am grateful.

    Catherine.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 25, 2023

    Hi,
    Thank you for the funding. I shall kee you guys updated!
    Catherine.

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  • Emmanuel Kibor    Jan 16, 2023

    Good Luck

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  • Supatra Gill    Jan 15, 2023

    I hope your new chicken venture is fruitful!

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 11, 2023

    Dear Zidisha,

    I wish to sincerely thank you for the help in building a poultry farm business from scratch. I am so grateful.
    The funds assisted in purchasing poultry feed for my small chicken rearing business and this has gone a long way.

    Catherine.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Nov 6, 2022

    The business is still down due to the long dry season that has been with us for a long time now.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Oct 23, 2022

    Everything has gone up in a manner that am unable to service my loan as earlier scheduled

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  • Catherine Rimui    Sep 26, 2022

    Hello Zidisha,

    Thank you for financing my project. I can now purchase chicken feed for my poultry farm.

    Thank you.

    Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    Sep 22, 2022

    Dear Zidisha,

    I wish to sincerely thank you for my previous loan. It assisted me a great deal, and i am slowly growing my project. Thank you very much.

    Best, Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jun 16, 2022

    Thank you all,

    May God Bless You.

    Now i can purchase chicken feed for my poultry.

    I am grateful.

    Regards,
    Catherine

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  • Charity Martha Matee    Jun 15, 2022

    All the best

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jun 14, 2022

    Hello Zidisha,

    I am sincerely grateful for the help that you have been according me. My business albeit small is able to meet to place food on my family's table.

    I am thankful.

    Regards,
    Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    May 4, 2022

    I wish to have an installment amount that i can comfortably meet at the moment.

    Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    Apr 4, 2022

    The feeds have gone high thus reducing my returns. However am hopeful that it will get better soon.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Mar 19, 2022

    Hello Zidisha,

    Thank you for quickly funding my loan. I will use the funds to grow my business by adding chicken feed for my small poultry farm.

    I appreciate you all.

    Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    Mar 16, 2022

    Dear Zidisha,

    I am really grateful to all my lenders. You have helped me and my family in great ways. Thank you!

    Regards,
    Catherine

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  • Catherine Rimui    Feb 9, 2022

    The market is still slow having come from January which is rather a dry month. However iam
    positive that things will get better.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 19, 2022

    Being the month of January, the businesses are normally slow and this affects all other
    areas. But there is hope of positive turn around as we move forward.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 13, 2022

    My weekly returns have gone a little bit down.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Jan 3, 2022

    Due to temporaly setback.

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