Layer chickens, feed, and vaccines for my poultry farm

Jude Kwena

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jude Kwena

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

220 weekly installments  •  66%

About Me

I was raised by a single mother who educated me through some hardship. I eventually completed my high school education and enrolled for a diploma in Information Technology at JKUAT.

After my education and with long months of searching for employment, I decided to start rearing rabbits and local Kienyeji chicken. I started rearing 2 agricultural rabbits and five Kienyeji chicken after undergoing a training seminar at the Ministry of Livestock. After a few months, my stock began increasing and in two years, I was farming a stock of 150 rabbits and 100 local Kienyeji chicken.

I come from the western part of my country where people only believe in getting employment and discourage self-employment. With my current livestock, I am able to sustain my family's needs and show how life can also be built from livestock keeping.

Currently I am married and I am blessed with a son. My hobby is watching documentaries, especially on farming techniques, and that is where I also get motivated. I also enjoy sports.

My Business

In my farming project, I produce and sell mature rabbits at a cost of 2,000 Ksh. and above, rabbit weaners at a cost of 800 Ksh., and rabbit manure at a cost of 50 Ksh. to local farmers. Chicken market goes at 1,500 Ksh. for cocks and 800 to 1,000 Ksh. for hens. A tray of eggs costs between 300 to 350 Ksh., whereas a one-month chick generates 200 Ksh. So now there if the production of food in many peoples homes.

Generally I keep rabbits and local chicken together with the ken-bro breed. My intention is to add to my stock of the layer chickens so as to increase the production of eggs. Out of the research that I have been able to carry out, there is a real need for chicken eggs within my own locality, and I want to sustain the market by at least rearing 600 layer chickens within the next six months.

Loan Proposal

I intend to buy 200 layer chicks, which will cost USD $210 since a chick goes at a cost of USD $1.05. I will also buy three 50 kg bags of chick mash [feed] at a cost of USD $75, where one bag costs USD $25. I will buy three vaccines at a cost of USD $8; for this we have Newcastle, Gumboro, fowl pox and vitamins.

The total expenditure will be USD $293.

The benefits of the project will be produce eggs (6 and 1/2 trays of eggs a day) and this will be after a period of five months. The eggs will generate a total of USD $504 a month, so the profit made will be USD $250.

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About Me

I was raised by a single mother who educated me through some hardship. I eventually completed my high school education and enrolled for a diploma in Information Technology at JKUAT.
After my education and with long months of searching for employments, I decided to start rearing rabbits and local Kienyeji chicken.
I started rearing 2 agricultural rabbits and five kienyeji chicken after undergoing a training seminar at the ministry of livestock. After a few months, my stock begun increasing and in two years, I was farming a stock of 150 rabbits and 100 local kienyeji chicken.
I come from the western part of my country where people only believe in getting employment and discourage self employment. With my current live stock, I am able to sustain my family's needs and able to show how life can also be build from livestock keeping.
Currently I am married and I am blessed with a son.
My hobby is too watch documentaries especially on farming techniques and that is where I also get motivated. I also enjoy sports.

My Business

In my farming project, I produce and sell mature rabbits at a cost of 2000/= and above, rabbit weaners at a cost of 800/=, rabbit manure at a cost of 50/= to local farmers.
Chicken market goes at 1500/= for cocks and 800/= to 1000/= for hens, A tray of eggs costs between 300/= to 350/= where as a one month chick generates 200/=.
So now there if the production of food in many peoples homes.
Generally I keep rabbits and local chicken together with the ken-bro breed. My Intention is to add to my stock, the layer chicken so as to increase the production of eggs. Out of the research that I have been able to carry out, there is real need of chicken eggs within my own locality and I want to sustain the market by at least rearing 600 layers chicken within the next six months.

Loan Proposal

I intend to buy 200 layers chicks which will cost USD 210 of which a chick goes at a cost of USD 1.05
Buying of three 50kg bags of chickmash at a cost of USD 75, of which a bag costs USD 25.
Buying of three vaccines at a cost of USD 8 for this we have Newcastle, Gumboro, Fowl pox and (vitamins)
The total expenditure will be USD 293.

The benefits of the project will be produce eggs of 6 and 1/2 trays of eggs a day and this will be after a period of five months. The eggs will generate a total of USD 504 a month where the profit made will be USD 250

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  • Margaret    Dec 1, 2017

    The loan was paid off in a timely manner, I would gladly lend again.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$289.98

Date disbursed

Sep 5, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $13.08

Lenders

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

BS

Brandon S

United States

MS

Mike Sutherland

United Kingdom

M

Margaret

United States

E

EJOBIV

United States

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