Chicken rearing

Daniel Sihalo

Butula, Kenya

59% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Daniel Sihalo

Member since

November 2014

On-time repayments

351 installments  •  36%

About Me

My name is Danial Sihalo,I am a headteacher at Butunyi Primary School,and a farmer.I was born in a family of 3 ,I am married with 6 kids.
I was born in humble background and grew up with lots of hardship,including lack of fees and food.After secondary school i decided to venture into business farming and specialized in pig keeping. From the sales i was able to earn living and pay for my fees at college level.
I love music and so during my free time i listen to music and sing.

Currently I am the head teacher of Buchirinya Primary School in Kakamega County. I was transferred to my current station in December 2019.
I have three children in college, three in High School, and two in Primary.
I practise horticultural farming, poultry farming and run a small grocery shop.
These projects help to supplement my income from teaching.

My Business

POULTRY PROJECT
My current business involves buying of one day old local breed chicks and selling them from the age of two weeks.
My community has a lot of cultural attachment to chicken. Chicken is the most common delicacy in many ceremonies such as weddings, funerals, dowry payment and circumcision.
Chicken rearing has therefore become a major income generating activity in my locality due to the increased demand.
Many local farmers fear handling young chicks because of high mortality rates resulting from limited knowledge on vaccination and hygiene practices.
This is an opportunity for me because I have a structure where I confine them until they are ready for market and I am also knowledgeable in vaccination of poultry.
In the current proposal I intend to purchase 350 chicks for kshs. 35,000/=.
I will use kshs. 10,000/= to purchase feeds, kshs. 2,000/= to buy a breeding roster and kshs. 3,000/= for vaccination/treatment.
I will use part of the maize I harvested from my garden to do feed formulation and save on expenses for feeds.
30 of the chicks can cater for mortality though this is still on the higher side. The remaining 320 will be sold after 4 weeks each at kshs. 250/= raising a total of kshs. 80,000/=
This will give an approximate profit of ksh. 27,000/=
I will use proceeds from this project to repay my loan and the profit will be for payment of fees balances for my children and also take life insurance cover for my aging parents.

Project Proposal

I will purchase three hundred and fifty kienyeji chicks and raise them for one month at a total cost of kshs. thirty five thousand only.
Kshs. ten thousand will be used to purchase poultry feeds though I will supplement by doing feed formulation using the maize from my previous harvest.
I will also purchase an exotic roster to crossbreed with my indigenous hens to improve the quality of the kienyeji breeds.
The eggs from these hens will be hatched so that I can have additional chicks to meet the increasing demand from my clients and also improve on the profit margin.
This business will help me to keep daughter busy because by then she will be have completed secondary school but yet to join college.
Local small scale farmers will benefit by getting supplies from me since many of them do not have the ability to make huge orders from well established firms.
I will also share the information on feed formulation with my clients just as an appreciation for their partnership.
This venture is expected to raise a profit of approximately kshs. twenty seven thousand:
CHICKS 350x100=35,000
FEEDS =10,000
VACCINES =3,000
BREEDING ROSTER=2,000
OTHER EXPENSES =2,700
TOTAL =52,700
SALES 320X250 =80,000
DIFFRENCE = 27,300
SALES 250X320=80,000

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$466.97

Date disbursed

Dec 29, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $35.01

Backers

Kitty

Hailsham, United Kingdom

P

ploeger

Perkasie, United States

S

searthsong

Colorado Springs, United States

L

leniwiec

Poznan, Poland

Stefano Bertolo

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

B

bmkahora

United States

matt carroll

London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Nancy Andiema

Mwotot-kapenguria, Kenya

Ed

Howells, United States

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

Jeanette

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Erin

Santa Barbara, United States

Geoffeey Wahu

Nairobi, Kenya

Emmanuel Mensah

Hohoe, Ghana

C

Chris

United Arab Emirates

K

Ken

United States

Betty Mutale

Mufulira, Zambia

Mary Adjei

Accra, Ghana

JR

James Redka

United States

Shellemiah Ogollah

Nairobi, Kenya

A

Anonymous

United States

E

Elizabeth

United States

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Aug 16, 2022

    Due to financial hardships as a result of medical bills and fees payment for my children.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Jul 11, 2022

    Request for more time due to financial constraints resulting from medi

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Jun 26, 2022

    Request for time to stabilise my business due to medical expenses and fees payment.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Jun 7, 2022

    Due to increase in medical expenses and fees payment for my children, I kindly request for more time.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    May 28, 2022

    Financial constraints due to medical expenses for my parents and fees for my children.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    May 15, 2022

    Hard economic situation due fees for my children and my parents' medical expenses.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    May 6, 2022

    Financial difficulties due to medical expenses for my parents and fees for my children.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Apr 19, 2022

    I request for more time due to financial hardships resulting from my parents ill health and fees payment for my children.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Apr 7, 2022

    Financial constraints due to medical expenses for my parents.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Mar 24, 2022

    Due to the I'll health of my parents and fees payment for my children I request for time to regain stability.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Mar 19, 2022

    Financial constraints due to medical bills for my parents and fees payment for my children.
    I request for more time to stabilise.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Mar 13, 2022

    I am requesting for more time to enable me stabilise due to financial constraints I am facing occasioned by my patents' sickness and fees payment for my children.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Mar 1, 2022

    I am still facing financial difficulties due to the health of my parents. I am currently spending more on their medication and food. I kindly request for more time.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Feb 18, 2022

    Things have not been good for me.
    My father went through medical surgery about 1 week ago and I am currently taking care of him. This situation has further affected my financial position.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Feb 18, 2022

    Things have not been good fo
    My father went through medical surgery about ago and I am currently taking care of him.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Feb 5, 2022

    This is to enable me to regain my financial ability due to school fees and college fees burden as a result of squeezed academic calendar.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Jan 17, 2022

    To enable me regain stability in my business because I had alot of expenses for school fees and funerals in the recent past.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Jan 5, 2022

    I have had many funerals of close family members which have affected my financial position.
    I have also spent more money to take children back to school, I therefore request for sometime to enable me gain stability.

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  • Daniel Sihalo    Dec 28, 2021

    I will buy one day old chicks and raise them until they are four weeks old and dispose them at a profit.
    I will also buy a roster to cross breed with my hens to produce additional chicks.
    The profit I realise will enable me clear fees for my children and also get insurance cover for my aging parents.
    Thanks so much for supporting my project. I promise to make prompt payments to clear this loan and access another in good time.
    Be blessed.

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  • Elizabeth    Dec 28, 2021

    Best of luck with expanding your business.

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