Location: Shabab, Nakuru.
Years in Operation: 20 Years.
Amount needed: $2,000.
Jane Mathenge is a hardworking woman whose determination and focus have seen her succeed in the many ventures that she has tried her hands on. She has engaged in a myriad of economic activities and is unafraid to try anything that promises returns. From being the owner of three rental units to dairy farming, poultry farming as well as crops farming, Jane is on the right path to financial freedom. She has been able to buy land and build her own home through proceeds from these ventures. Jane has taken her sister’s children under her wing in addition to her own children. She is providing them all a better life and good education. All her hard work is to ensure that she is able to give all her children everything they need and also secure their future.
From the three rental units, Jane collects $150 in rent every month. She also sells goat milk at $2.5 per litre to her neighbours as well as to customers she delivers to. She supplies the milk to clients as far as Nairobi whom she sends the milk via courier. Jane grows maize, beans, and pumpkin on two acres of land majorly for sale. Her little poultry farm currently has 30 crossbreed chickens. Besides selling the mature birds, she also supplies eggs to shops and stalls in the area, as well as chicks. Because she does not like to sit idle whenever everything else is already taken care of, Jane has a food stall outside her compound. She is always on her feet doing everything she has to to make ends meet.
She is seeking $2,000 from Moto Hope Capital to inject in her various ventures. The greater percentage of the money will go towards poultry farming. She wants to bring in more crossbreed chicken. Jane has discovered this breed of chicken is more resistant to diseases and mature faster than the local “kienyeji” chicken that she reared before. She will bring in more chicks and layers. Moreover, she plans to improve and expand the poultry house to accommodate the expansion of her poultry business. The rest of the money will go towards large-scale maize farming.