Chicken feed for my poultry project

Catherine Rimui

Nakuru, Kenya

46% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Catherine Rimui

Member since

March 2021

On-time repayments

60 installments  •  75%

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.

Project Proposal

Hello,
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.

Thank you.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$136.63

Date disbursed

Sep 26, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.83

Pay It Forward contribution: $20.49

Backers

B

bmkahora

United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

David Simiyu

Kitale, Kenya

S

Sam

United Kingdom

Amy

United States

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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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  • Catherine Rimui    Dec 2, 2021

    The repayment amount is slightly more than I can afford to pay right now. I will revert to a higher amount once I can afford it.

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  • Catherine Rimui    Nov 18, 2021

    Thank you all. Your funds will go a long way in assisting me to progress my chicken project and help in meeting my family's basic needs.

    Thanks!
    Catherine.

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  • Silas Ouma    Nov 12, 2021

    God bless the work of your hands

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  • Catherine Rimui    Nov 11, 2021

    With the previous loan, I was able to buy chicken feed for my chicken. We, with my family, are very excited about the project and the progress that the project is making.
    I intend to buy more chicken feed with this loan when I get it. I acquired more chics and the amount will go a long way in stocking up with the feed

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  • Charles Ngendo    Nov 2, 2021

    Congratulations on your timely payment of your loan. Keep up the good work. I will be here to guide you through.

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