Maize farming for school feeding project

Salome Ondego

Bondo, Kenya

Funds disbursed

$0 to go

100% funded of $285 goal


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Salome Ondego

Member since

December 2022

On-time repayments

10 installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is Salome Ondego. I come from Usire Village, Bondo Sub-County ,Siaya County in Kenya. I am married with six children.
I am a teacher by profession and is self employed. I am involved in education of children and community development projects in the rural village to improve livelihoods and poverty alleviation.
I am also a farmer. I plant crops like maize, beans , vegetables fruits and sugarcane. I keep livestock too. I love planting trees as a way of conserving the environment.

My Business

I am the Director of Ebenezer Usire Academy, a low cost private primary school established in the rural village to provide quality education to vulnerable children, especially the girl child.
The school was started in 2014 and has a population of 258 pupils from ECDE to Grade 8.
The funds generated from fees payments is used to pay staff salaries and for lunch preparation. The school makes a profit of roughly 20,000 kes. Some of this money usually is used for maintenance of the school buildings, and sponsoring some of the children who have difficulty in paying their school fees.

Project Proposal

I will use the funds to cultivate 3 acres of land to plant maize during the long rains season in March for our school feeding program. Ebenezer Usire Academy has a feeding program that helps in boosting the health of our pupils which translates into better performance. Most of our pupils are from poor families and therefore the provision of meals at the school means a lot to them. They are eager to come to school and learn.
The yield from the 3 acres of land is about 80 bags of 90kg each. This is more than enough to take us through one whole year and still be left with a surplus of about 40 bags to be sold and channeled to development projects of the school of the school.
The maize takes 3 months to mature for harvesting.

My Videos

Dec 15, 2022: Ebenezer usire academy graduation





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Mar 17, 2023

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $14.22

Pay It Forward contribution: $51.19

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