The Kenya branch of Christ Mission to the World is seeking for funds to implement a project on Poultry production/rearing in Kajiado (among the Masai community) in the Greater Rift Valley and Kibera slums in Nairobi Kenya. The project will empower the local communities to improve their livelihoods by serving as a demonstration farm where people in the targeted regions can receive training. Funds will be spend on the construction of chicken houses, a solar incubator, automatic feeder, kuroiler chicks and eggs, chicken feed, vaccines, medications and protective clothing. Funds will also be used to train the parents and guardians of children currently enrolled at various schools and the community in best practices of poultry farming, business and marketing skills. Construction of the poultry houses will take approximately three months and will be overseen by experts from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute to ensure that all standards are met. To ensure good quality, the chicks and eggs will also be purchased from Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. Agricultural extension officers from the government’s ministry of agriculture will provide ongoing technical support.
The project will also serve as a demonstration farm where people in Kajiado and Kibera slum can receive training. Open houses will be scheduled for community members to visit the farm and learn about the new farming techniques. Through this project, Christ Mission to the World will become a beacon of hope and a symbol of development not only in Kajiado and Kibera slum but in Kenya in general. The community members will benefit from learning the new skills and technologies. They will also gain access to a hardier breed of chicken. Based on financial support, Christ Mission to the World anticipates operating at a $93,796 grant support in the first year but netting a profit of $79,613 the second year and $63,899 in the third year. The source of income will be the sale of eggs and, meat and day-old chicks.
POULTRY PILOT PROJECT
Francis Ogola(pictured left), CMW Country Coordinator ( Kenya) at work in our Kibera slum poultry pilot project.
Investment in modern poultry production is a priority for generating income for the Christ Mission to the World programmes in Kenya as there is increasing demand for live chickens, eggs and meat, which has not been fully met due to the inadequate supply of chickens in Kenya. This project will strengthen the organization’s income-generation program, support more orphans and other vulnerable children, and enhance the livelihoods of the children’s caregivers and community. The CMW aspire to helping children from pastoralist and slum communities in Kenya by paying their school fees for students and children without the means to pay their school fees, which will help them to address stigma often associated with orphans.
Christ Mission to the World in Kenya has the necessary skills and staff to operate this project. The Country Coordinator and founder of this project is a trained community workers with more than 20 years of experience working local communities in Kenya and South Sudan.
This project is designed to scale up the CMW’s poultry farming in ways that will save space and costs and increase the egg and meat yield. The CMW has a well-developed enterprise plan and expects to break even in the second year of operation of this new poultry project.