Total loan: $500


Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy poultry.

Ceciliah's story

Ceciliah is a 49-year-old farmer from a remote town in the Kerugoya area of Kenya. She resides with her husband and family. She has been actively involved in farming for the last five years and has never regretted or looked back. She practices mixed farming and sells milk, eggs, and various food crops at the local market. Ceciliah passionately loves poultry farming, but the biggest challenge she faces is a lack of capital to buy quality breeds of poultry that are resistant to diseases and lay more eggs.

Ceciliah is seeking a loan to purchase additional poultry. She will use her excess maize to feed the poultry, and will provide sorghum to give the poultry energy and green grams (beans) for protein. Through better feeding, the poultry will increase their egg production and will lay more eggs that are of good quality, which will translate to more income. Apart from an increase in egg production, she will get increased output from poultry meat, and this will further increase her income and profit margins. Through increased profits, she intends to turn around her living conditions and live a better life.

In addition to profits, Ceciliah will benefit from chicken manure, which contains the highest amount of nitrogen of any livestock manure and is very valuable as fertilizer. She will be able to save money that would have been spent to buy fertilizer.

Thanks to your support, Ceciliah will succeed in making her dreams come true.