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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.
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.
I am gradually finding out that chicken rearing is not a simple project to undertake, but i am glad that every set back is teaching me something to make me a great entreprenuer.
Chicken feed is one of the heaviest resource consuming limb of chicken rearing, aside from other resultant costs. Chicken feed is particulary expensive in my country and the feeding ratios have to be mainatained for a healthy brood.
The money raised will go towards investing in chicken feed, that will be used over a long period and reduce the pressure on my side, freeing up resources for other project needs.
Pay It Forward
Sep 26, 2022
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $6.83
Pay It Forward contribution: $20.49