Joel is a poultry farmer living in Mombasa, Kenya. He is married and has four children. He started the business three years ago. Joel says he started with fifty birds but has seen his business grow tremendously; the number of poultry is now averaging one hundred and fifty birds. It is a feat he believes has been achieved through hard work and determination.
Joel is applying for a loan of 47,100 Kenya shillings to purchase poultry feed. He believes that in the next five years, his business will have enough cash flow to run without the need of loans.
At the moment, the business faces the challenge of the high cost of materials/stock and a seasonal business climate. He sees this as a great opportunity to provide for the needs of his family.