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A Demonstration Farm Introduces a New Brand of Chickens

I was part of the team that started [a] poultry farming project here at Nambale Magnet School one and [a] half years ago. ... These initiatives have enabled this school to become self- sustaining in food provision for students here. We see growing demand for our farm produce, and therefore it is important that we expand this venture. We want [to] train community members so that some could adopt this life-changing venture.
— Peter Masika, on staff at Nambale Magnet School
 
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ANTICIPATED LIVES IMPACTED: 430 and counting including students at the school and community members adopting the new farming practices.

GRANT AMOUNT $69,000 half of which is a loan to be repaid to a fund designated to fund additional development projects in Kenya.

HOW YOU CONTRIBUTED!

For $230 you purchased 100 day-old chicks.

For $1,150 you provided 500 day-old chicks.

For $1,500 you paid for eggs for hatching.

GLOBAL TRUSTEES APPROVED NOVEMBER 2016; EXPECTED COMPLETION SEPTEMBER 2018

Help Spread the Word!

The Nambale Magnet School in Nambale, Kenya, serves orphans and other vulnerable children. With its demonstration farm, the school is also able to teach effective farming techniques. This addresses a real issue as farmers in the region need access to new farming technology. Most poultry producers operate small-scale operations, raising indigenous breeds using inefficient methods. 

The school will scale up its poultry production, introducing a new breed of chicken not raised in competing markets. This breed, along with better education, will allow local farmers to be competitive in the market and thus economically secure. While larger poultry producers away from Nambale have strong distribution networks, they do not raise the new breed of chicken used with this project. This should be a boon to the farmers in Nambale. 

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 the school and the community in best practices of poultry farming, business and marketing skills. Half of the project grant ($30,000) will be paid back to ARDF-Kenya as an interest free loan within four years, after the school receives income from their poultry. 

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