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Hallo Zidisha Team,
I'm an entrepreneur working on dairy and poultry farming. I started of with poultry farming specifically to raise my living standard and care for my ailing mother who is now disabled after a road accident.
I worked hard in the poultry farmer and through Zidisha, I was able to rear over 300 chicken for sale of meat and eggs.
This venture really improved my standard of living and was also care for my mother.
My ultimate goal was to venture into dairy farming of which I now have 4 milkers with a production of 65 litres a day. This was possible after I sold a parcel of land I had acquired years ago. I practice zero grazing so I have to buy fodder and water for the cows. They are now all incalf and start calving down late July consecutively.
I thank zidisha Team for enabling me get this far especially when I needed funds for purchasing feeds, poultry equipment and even buying the chicks.
I look forward to your help whenever I need it.
My business currently is mainly dairy farming. I have 4 milkers (Holstein Fresian cows) with an average production of 65 ltrs currently. They are almost calving down (due) starting end July this year.
The milk sales are at us$. 50 wholesale and. 60 per ltr retail . The milk is sold to households, hotel at the highway of Nairobi/Nakuru and a local shop.
The sales are used to purchase feeds (hay), supplements and minerals and pay my farm help. Any surplus goes to my house expenses and mums meds.
I sold all my chicken and will embark on it in August. I have had good experience with rearing chicken and I'm now able to manage a poultry farm better than when I started. I expect to make better profits in the next season.
The loan will be used to construct a new cowshed that can support 6 cows and 4 calves. The current one is coming now in a bad state especially the floor which is very uncomfortable for the cows and difficult to come clean.
Funds will go towards buying new poles at a cost of US $ 103, cement, hard core, ballast at a cost of US$ 350, off cuts for the wall US$ 50, iron sheets for roofing US$ 100, wood for partitions and support US$ 80 and labor US$ 80.
My business involves daily consumption of milk which is a basic requirement in every household.
I also sell chicken and eggs which give an additional income.
Aug 21, 2020
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $68.97
Credit risk payment: $34.48