Intergating crops in my poultry project

Mwania Makau

Mariakani, Kenya

12% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Mwania Makau

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

252 installments  •  49%

About Me

My names are Nicholas Mwania Makau from mariakani kenya. Completing my high school education and after employed temporary i grew passion to develop my community. In 1999 i mobilized youth in the village and we started a youth organization to help in solving community problems. We did awareness campaigns on hiv/aids and environmental conservation working and collaborating with government and NGOs. I coordinated activities which improved lives at community including youth education on sexual reproductive health, hiv and aids, entrepreneurship and environmental activities. By 2005 most of the youth had left the organization because their was no money paid for the activities done. Luckily a team of young women and out of school youth joined me and we successfully implemented youth programs on hiv and aids, ovc and women development. The projects were funded through USAID>
The funding ran between 2005 and 2009 and when ended i was again left alone when there was no money to pay volunteers.
This did not kill my passion to help my community. I continued with regular visits to my targets and educating and sometimes linking family members to support services. In all the time i was assessing how i can contribute a lasting change to the community. In 2015 the answer i got was to make people become self sufficient on income and food. But can i make people change while i only depend on what learnt from books and workshops? I made up my mind that before people practices what you teach, you must show examples to be followed. Thats why am actively engaged on improving my skills and practices on agribusiness.

My Business

My previous loans were used to implement local poultry breed project. And in this project i would like to integrate crop farming in my poultry project.
Keeping of poultry together with crop farming will increase my income hence contributing to life improvement.
I am going to put in place a perimeter fence for my chickens, cultivate maize, cowpeas and vegetables. Iwill purchase some farm equipments and pay for manual labour.
It is my aim to sell more chickens to local market and open new market in the near future. produce of farm crops will provide food to family and chickens and sell of surplus to generate income.
The profits willgo to improve my housing structure, provide health care to my family and educate my son.

Loan Proposal

The loan proposal is the expansion of my existing projects. i am keeping poultry and doing crop agriculture. I want to do both activities because each will depend on the other. The grains i will produce will be fed to chickens and i will use chicken waste as manure to increase fertility in my farm.
The project will involve purchase of of equipment, materials and some manual labor.
Breakdown of expense will be as follows.
Chain linkwire-170
Poles-68
labour-128
seeds and applications-127
Chicken meals-170

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$675.70

Date disbursed

Jun 27, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

53 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $29.86

Lenders

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drakekids

Greensboro, United States

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

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soren

Göteborg, Sweden

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

evinpa

United States

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washington, United States

MakeSense

-, St. Kitts and Nevis

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blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

Pierfausto

Rome, Italy

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rholden

glen iris, Australia

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mkfiddler

Santa Barbara, United States

juliemartha

Lake Mary, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

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PHU99

Zwingenberg, Germany

Muslim

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

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JulCam

Montreal, Canada

B

Baldnerd69

Cross Plains, United States

OP

Old People

Corona Del Mar, United States

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PietjeP

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Scangaid

Pittsburgh, United States

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AlexH

United Kingdom

Otto Barten

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Stephan

Netherlands

Janet Merrill Miller

The Mossy Pacific Northwest, United States

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PC

United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

SC

Sarnia Cherie Ralsto

south coast nsw australia, Australia

Dayton

Vancouver, Canada

KL

Ket Lin

United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Arnaud M

Sydney, Australia

AK

Achim Königs

Bonn, Germany

P

Peter

Bratislava, Slovakia

CR

Christine Randall

Brisbane, Australia

DB

Doug Brower

United States

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Enda

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cliff

United States

Anonymous

Ocoee, United States

EthicalHost

Toronto, Canada

MS

Mike Sutherland

United Kingdom

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Vidar

Oslo, Norway

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

SB

Sue Bucholz

Sacramento, United States

David

Mantua, Ohio Usa, United States

Sinan Taifour

Munich, Germany, Germany

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Benjamin Kniaz

Boston, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

Dean Suminski

Portland, Oregon, United States

WC

Walter Clarke

Phoenix, United States

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

Keith Chan

Toronto, Canada

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Sarah

Arlington, United States

KN

Kevin N

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

LM

Laquelle Mari

United States

RC

Robert Chen

United States

Mai Phuong Nguyen

Nashville, United States

sbdoc

Reno, United States

Claire Lewis

Wales Uk, United Kingdom

AA

Andrew and Kim

Nashville, TN, United States

Jennie

Milan, Italy

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