Wholistic Empowerment and Development Youth Group (WEYO) Success Story
“My income from poultry has increased and I can use the money to pay my school fees”
Twenty two-year-old Evaline Ong’ore has been involved in small-scale chicken rearing as a hobby but without any skills. The returns were dismal and frustrating since she needed to make money to supplement the horticulture farming she was involved in to help pay her school fees.
When she saw an advertisement about young farmers recruitment capacity building, she did not waste any time but applied for consideration. When the results of the recruitment came out, she was among the lucky 30 youths who had been selected to participate in the Poultry Rearing Capacity Strengthening Youth Project.
The poultry mentorship sessions did not only give her technical skills on poultry rearing and management but also taught her how to develop and implement business plans.
“The mentoring project has been useful. I used to rear chicken Kienyeji (without any skills) but the training opened up my eyes and enabled me to upscale my poultry. My income from poultry has increased and I can use the money to pay my school fees,” says the agribusiness student at the Great Lakes University. Using the skills that she attained in the training, she has put up a house for the chicken where she is keeping over 30 birds. She is now well versed in poultry diseases and also vaccinates her neighbors’ chicken.
“I am grateful for the training because my poultry is now a viable business earning me money,” boasts Evaline.
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