Egg layer rearing project in Kenya

James

Mugoiri Village, Kenya

10% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

James

Member since

June 2014

On-time repayments

160 installments  •  97%

About Me

My names are James Irungu and I am 26 years old. I am a businessman in Muranga County in a place Mukuyu. Currently I am the manager of Mugoiri Modern Small-Scale Farming Organization (MMSFO) and I oversee the running of the project. As the manager I liaise with the Farmers Training Centre (F.T.C) and other stakeholders to train youth groups in agribusiness. I am a very innovative and creative young man whose hobbies include swimming and playing handball.

My Business

I founded MMSFO in the year 2013 and it empowers the youth with skills in modern small-scale farming. This project sprouted from urbanization and unpredictable weather patterns that have dealt agriculture in the region a blow in terms of low productivity. Urbanization has led to subdivision of once vast farming areas into small units of land that are unsuitable for profitable agricultural enterprises. In addition to this, the youth have a poor perception towards agriculture.
The objective of the project is to deliver knowledge and skills in small-scale farming techniques to the youth while empowering them into capital intensive agribusiness and to enable them make more informed choices in agriculture for improved and sustainable livelihoods.
OBJECTIVES
1. To deliver knowledge and skills in suitable small-scale farming techniques while empowering the youth into agribusiness.
2. To enable the youth to make more informed choices in agriculture for improved and sustainable livelihoods.
Agribusiness project activities
The project involves setting up a drip irrigated model farm.
Armed with this knowledge, the youth groups are in a position to liaise with the Youth Enterprise Fund intermediaries in their Counties for funding. The intermediaries carry out viability assessments for all proposed business plans.
The training averagely runs for a duration of 1 week after where an evaluation is carried out to determine the level of adoption of new technologies among the youth. Productivity levels in the model farms are later assessed and compared with other non-irrigated farms where it is proved that drip irrigated model offers improved and sustainable farming and is profitable in terms of Agri-business.

Project Proposal

This proposal outlines a layers rearing project aimed at producing eggs, creating employment opportunities, and uplifting the community in Mugoiri, Kenya. The project will involve the establishment of a poultry farm with a capacity of 500 layers. The farm will not only produce eggs for sale at fair prices but also generate organic manure for agricultural use. Additionally, it will source feed locally, thus supporting local farmers.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$783.00

Date disbursed

Jun 19, 2024

Backers

Samuel

Gesonso, Bomwanda, Kenya

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

G

GS2

Germany

Joseph

Mombasa, Kenya

Brenda

Nairobi, Kenya

George

Nairobi, Kenya

James

Irigu-ini, Kenya

Sinan Taifour

Munich, Germany, Germany

John

Nairobi, Kenya

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

Koskei

Olenguruone, Kenya

Ednah

Nairobi, Kenya

Staus

Nairobi, Kenya

Idris Setiawan

Tangerang, Indonesia

DO

Denis Ontiveros

Guildford, United Kingdom

Amir

Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Gilbert

Embakasi , Kenya

Eunice

Ngoigwa, Thika, Kenya

T

Tabitha

Nairobi, Kenya

Dyna

Nyeri, Kenya

Owo

Portharcourt, Nigeria

Q

Qudus

Aseese, Nigeria

Lilian

Nairobi, Kenya

S

Sam

United Kingdom

Catherine

Nakuru, Kenya

Sunday

Lagos, Nigeria

Allan

Nairobi, Kenya

Maurasa Daudi

Dodoma, Tanzania

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