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My name is Phibi, a mother of two - children aged 8 and 1 year old. I was born in the coast region of Kenya. I was born and bred in Taita county near the coast of Kenya. I was educated up to secondary level and then went to the city of Mombasa for college education.
While in Mombasa, I did a course in hospitality and computerized secretary. I later got a job in a transport firm and I worked there until 2010 when I quit to start livestock farming. I decided to quit my formal employment to break the monotony of doing routine work day in out.
I am a hard working woman with a sharp focus of raising my kids well by providing them with quality education as well as securing their future.
I started livestock business some five years ago. I do this activity on my acre piece of land which I bought with my savings when I was employed. I started this activity since I realized there was a need to supply fresh milk to my neighbors who used to rely on processed milk which is expensive and treated with preserving chemicals.
I have managed to increase my herd of cows to 4 heads and they produce milk which fetch around $650 per month. The monthly expenses go up to around $350 thus leaving me with a profit of $300. I use this money for my supporting my family.
I lost my two dairy cows this year due to disease that ravaged my region. I want to get back to dairy farming by buying an in-calf cow that will give birth in three months time. I have already identified a seller and the cow will cost USD 800.
The importance of having dairy cows in addition to my other crop farming activities is that I will be assured of daily income from the milk as opposed to crop farming where I have to wait for a long time before harvesting.
I also hope to benefit from the cows manure since I do organic farming in my piece of land.
Jan 8, 2019
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