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Microlending Chickens and Entrepreneurship: Empowering Poor Rural Families in Kenya


This paper is about a project that combinesentrepreneurship and microlending—two currently significant concepts ininternational development. The purpose of the project was to provide poorfamilies with a source of income and protein-rich food through microlendingchicken start-up support. Its method was to partner with Nutri-Fresh Farm & Agri-Hub, a non-governmental organization forcreating agricultural entrepreneurs from subsistence farmers and youth inKenya. Each family signed a Poultry Project Loan Agreement stating theirobligation to repay—without interest—in the form of mature poultry cocks the ,costsof the chicks, feeds, vaccines, training and follow-up until the chicksattained maturity at six months. The repaid amounts would be invested in newfamilies. Recently Simon Wachieni, Director of Nutri-Fresh Farm & Agri-Hub, confirmed thatall families so far involved have eggs for sale and as a regular source ofprotein for themselves, that they increase their asset through the additionalh......

【作者名称】: William Schoenl
【关 键 词】: Chicken, Development, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Microlending, Open Access Library
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