Poultry Micro Finance Project
KIBOWA ORPHANAGE Centre ARUSHA, TANZANIA
GB£ 760.00 will turn this project self-supporting
KIBOWA (Kituo Bora cha Watoto) is a small upcoming orphanage, which at present is caring for 45 children. These children come from around Arusha. Mrs Amina and Mrs Mchome, own the orphanage centre and their dedication towards the welfare of the children has been par excel lance.
Total number of Orphans: 48. This is made up of 27 girls and 21 boys. All are aged between 4 to 19 years. 9 Orphans attend High School whereas 31 attend Primary and the Balance 8 attends Nursery school.
Up to now, they have been dependant on well-wishers for their upkeep. LFT through its volunteer based in Arusha proposed that they should start a micro Finance. This will enable to serve two purposes. Firstly the centre will become self-supporting. Secondly this will teach orphans an art our poultry. This suggestion was received whole heartedly. It is hoped that this project will make this project self-supporting with little surplus failing which there will be little deficit
The shed for the chicken has been constructed and shelves are now in process to increase the capacity of the poultry. Currently they have 36 chickens as a pilot project. This project has shown positive results boosting their enthusiasm to expand. Daily intake of eggs is very encouraging
A request is now being sent to well-wishers of the orphans to assist the project with 200 – 250 chicken, and chick feed for three months, which will see them through until egg production starts. Market for eggs and chicken has been looked into. A hotel near the orphanage has shown their willingness to buy their products.
Proposed Cost of the Project
Cost 200 chicken @ T. Shs 5,000.00 per chicken = T. Shs. 1,000,000.00
Projected Income from Sale of eggs:
360 eggs per day is expected. Therefore the total number of eggs per month will be 10,800. Current selling price of an egg is T. Shs 200.00. Therefore expected monthly income T. Shs 2,160,000.00
Once the chickens are fully grown and productive, they are hopeful to make quite a bit, and feed their children as well.