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Hello my name is Hadija Abdulahi, I was born in Nairobi but my family later moved to Nanyuki, where my mother lives to date. Growing up, my father was a civil servant, he instilled entrepreneurial skills in us.
I am married with two kids.
I live in Machakos with my son who is 5 years and daughter who is 3years.
Currently my husband lives in Mombasa because of his work, we opted not to move with him so that I can be able to manage our poultry farm in Machakos (1 hour drive away).
I was initially employed but I had to quit when I conceived to take care of our children.
I have a passion for cooking and love to trying out new recipes, some turn out great others not so nice. Recently I took up blogging as a platform for sharing my recipes.
Living on one income is hard especially when there are kids involved, that is why some years back when I had guest, I decide to make some crunchy donuts for 4 o`clock tea snack and they loved them. This became the starting point for my home based donuts business, My friends started giving me orders for their home snacks and for their parties.
I used the profits from this business to invest in poultry farming.
Marami Poultry farm
This is a free range poultry farm which started with only three (3) hens and one (1) cockrel in 2015. The farm has now grown and has almost 160 free range chicken.
The number of birds would have been more were it not for diseases that killed more than half of our birds stock.
We have one full time employee who takes care of the birds.
The birds we have are in two batches which are
batch 1: 28 birds.
batch 2: 132 birds.
We curently get 72 eggs daily, the amount is growing daily.
We are underfeeding the birds because of the high feeds cost in the market.
We sell the eggs to the nearby shops at $4 a tray of 30 eggs, which translates to $240 a month, this money is not enough to feed the birds and pay our employee at the end of the month.
I recently attend a class on poultry feeds production so that we can make our own feeds and cut cost and also improve on our eggs production. If we able to get a atleast 150 eggs a day this would mean earning $20 a day and $600 a month.
This would amount would be sufficient to run the farm profitably.
The reason I choose free range poultry farming is because they are low maintenance and they fetch good market price as compared to broilers and layers.
I'm having a hard time going to the business premises and looking after the kids and house all by myself. So my husband is willing to come and chip in and help me build a shop in our compound.
This loan I will subdivide as follows :
1 lorry of bricks 25,000
1 lorry of sand 28,000
1 lorry of ballast 23,000
I already have a running business of selling eggs, chicken, fish, ice Popsicle and ice cream. This I know will go a long way in repaying this loan as well.
Apr 26, 2021
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: 5% of $736.29 = $36.81
Credit risk payment: $36.81