About Kuku Kienyeji Farm
An old Ghanian proverb says “Educate a man and you educate one person; educate a woman and you educate the nation!” At Kuku Kienyeji Farm we firmly believe that by empowering women economically, we are indeed empowering the whole community economically. Women are not only the best custodians of wealth in our societies, but the best stewards who ensure the wealth is equitably distributed to cater for all social-economic needs of the family unit including nutrition, healthcare, education, clean energy, savings & investment as well as other micro-economic developments.
We are an out-grower social franchise network for rural women in free range chicken farming using mobile technology to provide quality farm inputs, trainings, technical support, financing and access to markets for the women in our rural communities. Founding Kuku Kienyeji Farm in 2015, my name is Jeremy Riro; a 25 years old social entrepreneur based in Kenya, with a background in Entrepreneurship and Financial Analysis. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Nairobi; I am also a CPA and currently a CFA student.
The Problem We Are Solving
Having been born and raised in rural Kenya, we identified the challenges that women in our rural communities face in their daily struggles to earn a basic income and fend for their families. In every homestead in our rural communities there were and still there are free-range chicken being raised by our mothers. These chickens are reared as a source of food for the family or for sale in order to get some income and buy basic household necessities, pay hospital bills and school fees among many other expenses.
However, individual rural women practicing free-range chicken farming in Kenya are incapacitated in their efforts to grow their poultry businesses by 4 major challenges including: lack of access to quality farm inputs, agribusiness knowledge, financing and market linkages. These limitations condemn them to subsistence farming practices that contribute to the vicious cycle of extreme poverty in our rural communities.
Our Solution To The Problem
We are changing this status quo by economically empowering our mothers in the rural communities to transition from subsistence to commercial poultry farming. Our solution is a hub & spoke social franchise network model that brings together rural women in free range chicken farming and uses mobile technology to support them to efficiently & effectively access the 4 major capacity building services they need to grow their poultry enterprises. We reach our members through village hubs with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 50 members each.
Using our online platform called “Kuku+”, we provide an online pooled procurement system that helps our network members to access quality products at affordable prices & from reliable suppliers. We also provide technical support and trainings to our network members via the mobile platform & thru field extension services to equip them with agronomic & business skills. In addition, we provide our network members with access to affordable & customized financing options thru our farmers’ owned SACCO, partnerships with financial institutions & suppliers as well as by capitalizing on their data in our online farmers’ platform. Finally, we manage a collective selling system that gives our network members a higher bargaining power in the market; and also provide direct access to physical markets and via our online market platform to eliminate agents and ensure maximum return on investment to our network members.
By providing the above services to our network members, we charge them an affordable annual franchise fee and participate in their revenue share as well as offer additional trainings to them at a fee in order to be sustainable. To grow our business model, we are including value addition in the value chain by the end of year 3 in order to maximize the returns from our social franchise network.
Scaling Plans For Kuku Kienyeji Farm
We are piloting our business model for 6 months with a minimum of 10 women after being awarded a $1,000 grant by Mpesa Foundation. We emerged the winners in Nakuru County, Kenya and we have already set up our network and are getting systems rolling on the ground. We are also developing our online platform “Kuku+” in collaboration with LakeHub which should be ready in the second quarter of 2016 for roll out. We shall scale in the Nakuru County within the first 12 months and thereafter launch in other counties to our target of 22 counties in 5 years.
We want to recruit an additional 40 women to join in the pilot phase to make the total number for the pilot to be 50 women. Each woman will be given 5 chickens at $5 per chicken (Total: $1000). Each will also be given a cage where the chicken will be reared at $50 per cage (Total: $2,000). Each woman will also get equipment worth $25 to kick them off (Total: $1,000). We shall also need $1,000 for administrative expenses over the pilot phase.
Our Social Impact
Our impact metrics are based on the number of women we have in our network and the positive social-economic growth they experience in terms of an increase in their household incomes; and the improvement of quality of life as reflected in their ability to: afford to pay school fees for their children, buy household necessities, afford healthcare services, afford nutritious food, afford clean energy and save for further investments among other micro-economic developments.
Finally, in the words of Margaret Thatcher; “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” You can always trust an economically empowered mother to improve the living standards of her family now and invest for a brighter future for her children, hence helping in reducing poverty today and sustainably creating wealth for our future generations. That is why at Kuku Kienyeji Farm we are committed to economically empowering our mothers in our rural communities; and urge other youths in Africa to join us in the good course to end poverty and create wealth sustainably in Africa.
Blogpost and illustrations submitted by Jeremy Riro (Nairobi, Kenya) – jeremyriro(at)gmail.com
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1,117 thoughts on “YAP Proposal #9: “Kuku Kienyeji Farm” (Jeremy Riro, Kenya)”
Great initiative. Having grown up in a rural setting myself, I understand just how far this project can go towards transforming lives and granting a new lease of hope to those sinking into apathy.
Thanks Becton for the support. We are moving to Homabay County after Nakuru County. We need to get our youths and mothers in the rural communities economically empowered for a safe future!
True Brian! When social-economic gaps exist, we need to find local solutions that work best for the local communities by using the human centered design approach. That will ensure the solution best fits to the needs of the community and there its sustainability is assured!
We fully vouch for Kuku Kienyeji Farm
Thanks LAKEHUB! We believe in your tech expertise to make the project a success. Together we are creating the social-economic development we want to see in our society. Continue impacting more lives through solutions in tech innovation!
I’m proud of you brother. Smallholder solutions going to cushion us from food insecurity. Keep up!
Thanks Noel for your support! We can fulfill SDG 1 & 2 on ending poverty and hunger only when the small holder farmers are empowered to increase production for the growing global population. With 75% of our agricultural coming from these small scale farmers, sustainable solutions need to be focused in capacity building for them. I am counting on you for agronomic trainings and other consultations as we grow
This is a viable venture that will go to great lengths at economically empowering the less fortunate women in the society.. viva kukukienyejifarm
Thank you so much Nyar Tieni! We owe it to our mothers! Without them we would not be here today and for them to continue with the good job they do of bringing up future leaders and change-makers, we need to empower them at their level in the rural communities. The village is calling and we can only answer by going back there and creating sustainable development projects.
I like the rapid growth of kuku kienyeji farm, its a good idea,keep it up,my eyes are wide open
Thank you Martha! The journey ha just began, we have a lot of mileage to cover and with your support we shall reach all our mothers in our rural communities and paint smiles on their faces!
Globally all women need to come up and support this empowerment of KukuKienyeji.It befits us economically, financially and domestically
Sure Ruth, it all begins with one woman and the entire country gets empowered eventually. Thank you very much for supporting us and rallying the whole world behind sustainable development in our rural communities
This is a great project that will alleviate poverty. Your plans of empowering women economically is a positive sign towards poverty eradication in our communities. Kudos!! Kukukienyejifarm. F
Thanks Min ji! small positive actions done consistently will yield great positive results for our society. It all starts with us the youths embracing economic empowerment of our communities and in over time poverty and extreme hunger will be a thing of the past.
For so long Women especially those in the rural areas have been optimistic without hope, hardworking without proper financial knowledge, advocating for eqaulity without justice. KKF is the new wave sweeping across Nakuru and with such a proposal one can only say . Congrats Team
Thanks Sharon for your kind words. We need ladies like you to support the venture for it to get to the greater heights where it aught to be; empowering our mothers in rural communities across all the counties in Kenya. Step by step we shall approach your county or a county near you, turn around the poverty tables and kick out extreme hunger. Our mothers deserve this economic justice and equality!
Nice project bearing in mind the economic viability of agricultural project in kenya currently.A nice incentive to cub poverty and empower the less fortunate.Bigups.
Hi Noel, thanks for the support! we need to make use of our comparative advantage in agriculture to bring sustainable economic development in our rural communities. It all starts with creation of micro-value chains in the villages which translate to micro-industries for agricultural produce manufacturing and processing before selling value added products to the larger markets.
It is very evident that poverty and its rapid growth is about to be impeded in Nakuru through Kukukienyeji project. Women empowerment through this initiative is an epitome of better living standards.
Hi Cynthia, thank you for supporting our project! We are delighted to be practically contributing to the Economic pillar in our Vision 2030 by capacity building for the rural women in Nakuru. Our goal is to have each woman access to a decent income that will empower her to make development decisions both at the household level and at the community level. Our mothers are wise enough to have brought us up this far with meager resources, just imagine how much they can do when they have enough resources at their disposal!
This a great social initiative using technology to lower poverty rate & in this digital age, it’s a perfect solution. Kudos!
Hi Sue! Thank you for your support! I know your passion for women empowerment and we shall not leave no stone unturned until our mothers are all empowered and poverty eradicated digitally.
Great initiative brothers…
Hi Don, thank you for your support! Together we shall win the war against poverty.
Strong foundation, good vision and a viable project plan I believe that’s what you have here and with that you are bound to make this a success. Stay focused and keep it up..
Hi Franc, thank you so much for your support! To remain focused we are definitely counting on you as our counterbility partners.
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” I couldn’t put it better than that.
Sure Oscar! Our mothers are always action oriented without much politicking when it comes to development issues. That is why the most successful chamas we know of are all managed by women.
Wow!This is great.Empowering women is a good idea.
Thabk you so much Grace for your support! Indeed our mothers deserve better and we are delivering the capacity building they need to them.
Woooow Jeremy !! I am really glad to see the progress of your project 🙂 GO AHEAD and congrats for the Mpesa price ! I am one of your strongest supporter !! Thank you for what you do towards women empowerment and your contribution to the development of social entrepreneurship in Africa ! Wish you the best
Hi Justine, thanks a lot for your always assured support! We owe it to our continent to transform it one village at a time. For Kuku Kienyeji Farms we identified the the source of life in our communities abd that’s where we begin with the change: our beloved mothers!
i must say starting any project is audacious and must commend you both. the location will give you more of an advantage going by the population of the county and distance from Nairobi county. i can see you making it so all you need is honesty, discipline and commitment. don’t fall in the proverbial entrepreneurs trap n fail to move. in the mean time, you can count on me to render support as i know some well performing local breeds. All the best guys
Thank you so much Maroa for both your wise advice and support. We shall definitely reach out to you for more advice and support in navigating thru the markets. Which are some of the best breeds you would recommend?
there is a local breed called kuchi from malawi, excellent breeders, disease tolerant and fast growth. find time and i will tell you how to get some
It is good to see another noble project empowering women in our villages. Big up kukukienyeji!! Here’s to poverty eradication in Kenya..as they say… Empower a woman and you feed a whole nation!..
Hi Julia. Its true that poverty eradication is not rocket science. We can, we are and we shall defeat it by simple local solutions that resonate with our people in our rural communities.
This is a very brilliant idea and it willl surely bring a change to oue rural homes
Hi Milly, we aught to be the change we need to see! Thank you for your support, together we can impact more lives!
Good initiative bro,we need to empower our women and youth economicaly and this one of the ways to do it
Sure bro, its about time we walked the talk of salvaging our communities from the dungeons of poverty where we have so deeply sunk!
True Riro, Frances Moore’s quote says it all, “the real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves. Kenya is going to its pinnacle courtesy KukuKienyeji Farm, I am optimistic. F
I can’t agree more Cynthia! When you feed the nation, all other issues including health, education, infrastructure will automatically follow. And it is up to us to make this happen and we are indeed going to succeed together as we empower our women.
Jeremy i have gone through the blog and its impresive.i think the next step is to introduce such an initiative for these rare birds especialy turkeys and guinea fowls as this will increase general market and consumption of the birds
They are also more profitable. I.e month old poult for 1k compared to a mature cock going for 1k
Thank you so much Misati for the insights! Being a rare birds expert yourself I believe we shall collaborate when we get to the point of product diversification and differentiation as a sustainability strategy. Your advice and support in that area is much welcome!
This is a good venture that Kukukienyeji farm has embarked on. We need such in every community in Kenya, to help those of us who wish to start this project but are too limited with information and skills. keep up the good work!!
Sure Dinah, information gap is a key challenge and once it is bridged we can only expect great success for our small holder farmers.
KK is a Project in the right direction so to speak.Our mothers are the cornestone of a wealthy and healthy living and hence they need to be empowered by any means possible for the realization of the social economic fabric.The sustainability of poverty free Society is only achievable if women are equitably supported with such projects, thus KK aint a step in futility. Bravo to team KK as you relentlessly lead this worthy course.
You have rightfully put it! An empowered women will translate that into community development for the whole society. It’s time we built their capacity and support them to grow in their small scale agribusiness ventures.
Big up. The best idea and practice. This project will enhance the living starndard of rural peolpe as starting with women is the starting with whole community. This ensures the education for all and foods and health for all. The project has impact on poverty allevietion and reflecting MDGs.
I suggest you better add turkeys and guinea fowls as these birds are more profitable and reliable source of protein.
Well put Kenneth! We tackle the SDGs starting with the very first one of ending poverty and follow on with ending hunger. IN our network issues of gender equality, environmental conservation and climate change are discussed and implemented, thus helping propagate the SDGs from UN complexes to our rural communities.
Wow great initiative #kukukienyeji project.
Thank you very much Sophie for your support! We appreciate it so much!
It’s a move that will both empower our women and the economy at large..the venture is worth it and will go places,keep up the good job.
Thank you Tony for your support! We welcome you to be our accountability partner in the venture.
Empowered societies lies on women empowerment.
Our impact metrics are based on the number of women we have in our network and the positive social-economic growth they experience in terms of an increase in their household incomes; and the improvement of quality of life as reflected in their ability to: afford to pay school fees for their children, buy household necessities, afford healthcare services, afford nutritious food, afford clean energy and save for further investments among other micro-economic developments.
Great mind here. With this spirit we can achieve a sustainable economy. Keep up
Thanks Cate! We appreciate your support, together we can do more!
I really appreciate this bright idea because i believe through it we are going to move our economy to greater levels. Thanks alot for empowering our mothers. Please let it move into deep rural areas..next generation will enjoy the fruits.
Sure Felix! We are sparking an economic development revolution from the most unexpected of territories; our rural communities. Once they are empowered, then the urban areas will be much easier to tackle.
Man, you are on the right track! The small scale farmers really help in the bringing up their families and the supply of food in those families. As you said, capital and enthusiasm is normally what lacks in the rural. Kindly assist where possible!
We are in this to provide the solutions coz we believe the solutions come from us and we the people can change the negative narrative of deplorable economic states in our rural communities by taking positive action to create sustainable ventures like Kuku Kienyeji Farm.
I really appreciate this bright idea because i believe through it we are going to move our economy to greater levels..
Thank you Businge for the support! We shall indeed transform our society one village at a time!
Empowering women through agribusiness is one of the few sure ways towards empowering an entire village>a location>a division>a Subcounty>a county and finally a Country… Kuku kienyegi farm is a noble idea I would love to be part of
Thank you Beffy for your support! We are indeed looking for like-minded partners to work with as we scale. We will definitely keep you in the loop.
Great initiative! This is the alternative leadership that Africa lacks. I am glad that we are having more young people solving real problems that Africa is facing.
Thanks Obara for the kind words! We can not wait to be given leadership when our communities are languishing in poverty, we need to rise and take action, no matter how small, collectively we shall have transformed a whole nation.
A great initiative towards socioeconomic transformation. Keep it up!
Thank you Anthony! We appreciate your support, lets create sustainable development one-village at a time!
You nailed it.. Kudos Jeremy, I like the idea ..
Thanks bro!….we can only go so far on our own; that is why we need you as our accountability partner..we appreciate your support!
Great young mind with passion to transform the society. This project is destined for success.
Thank you Godwin for vouching for the success of our project, we appreciate your support as we steadily transform our society!
This is a great project. Keep up with the good work, I can’t wait for a time when all women will be beneficiaries.
Hi Amy, we are taking it one step at a time until we het as many of them on board. Our goal is reach out to all rural communities in Kenya and empower them.
Great work. I strongly believe in this
Thanks Oscar, together we shall achieve the ultimate goal!
I mean Eric,..my apologies.
great minds.. we are waiting for this great project that will empower our homabay county… empower women and youths and develop the all community
Thanks Oscar! With your support we are moving to the great county of homabay soon..
So there are opportunities for everyone Oscar
this is one great initiative. the little things we do is what makes us. kudos and keep the fire burning
Like Wangari Maathai would put it it is “Our little thing” that we can do to stop the whole forest from burning down. No matter how small, it still makes a big difference!
Thank you Omol for your support!
With the increase in population, food insecurity is a concerned and so such ideas like this one ‘kuku ya kienyeji’ is not only going to empower women in our society but also boost our economy in a greater deal to curb food insecurity. am longing for that day that Kenya shall feed the world. This ain’t a baby step but a giant hop, Kudos guys.
Hi Hadji, with our focus in the SDG 1 and 2 of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger as our key pillars, we are going to create the sustainable development we all want to see at the grassroots.
We appreciate your support Hadji!…thank you very much!
I like the point that this project is directed towards the economic growth that is anchored through women empowerment
Hi Mwanyumba, it is said that “if you want something said, ask a man; but if you want something done, ask a woman!”
Thank you for your support Calvins, we shall achieve great success by walking together with our mothers!
Thanks Victor for your support!
This initiative is great. Everyone loves it. I remember my friend asking if his incubator can produce kuku kienyeji. Please advise him
Thank you Lawrence for your support!
About the incubator, yes it can be used to hatch the Kuku Kienyeji eggs. For large scale production that is the most sustainable way of doing it as compared to having chicken brooding over the eggs
The incubator ensures your chicken are free to continue laying more eggs instead of them spending 21 days not giving you the revenue from eggs
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I love this! It is great project and I am proud of you for the social change you are bringing to our society. Can we get your eggs and chicken in Nairobi?
Hi Julie, thank you so much for your support!
About supplying our products to Nairobi, we are yet to start bringing them over. We are still in the initial stages and once our systems are strong enough, we shall have more products for wider markets.
Great work team. Keep up with the positive energy
Thank you James!…we shall indeed keep on keeping on until we achieve the ultimate goal of empowering all our mothers in the rural communities.
Great Job done here guys…. U r so inspiring
Thank you so much Benson for your support!..We welcome you to walk with us as we tramsform lives in our rural communities
What a great initiative. Keep it up and keep moving.
Hi Mandela, thank you for your support and a show of confidence in what we are doing. We will definitely keep on moving until all our mothers are empowered.
This is superb initiative. Keep it up, I need to see women in my locality taking part in it.
Yes Mandela, step by step we are getting to your village sooner than you expect. One way to enable us to grow is the support you are giving us to enable get funding for expansion. We appreciate your support so much!
This is what we need in our nation Jeremy. Am I happy for you
Thanks Awiti! I always know that I can count on your support!
I fully support KKF. Please bring it to my village soon. I can supply the farmers with feeds in my village since that is what I do. It will be good business for me too:)
Hi Vono, thank you for the support to KKF! We are definitely indebted to you!
In terms of partnership for farm inputs supplies, we are delighted to kick-start the process sooner than later. Lets keep in touch offline. Cheers!
Good job my boy! I saw this start from scratch and I know you are headed for greater heights where you shall be impacting many lives. I wish you well in the process
Thank you Richie, you have always been a good mentor and what can I say but thank you? I owe all the small steps made so far to your support and mentorship!
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. You are one of those giants Richie..and I am so grateful!
Kudos kuku kienyeji farm! Your passion for economic empowerment for women is soo inspiring considering that you are men:)..I am full behind you in this and call me any time you need help.
Hey Esther, thank you very much for your support!
I know you always cover my back whenever I need you on board and definitely in this you must be our accomplice in doing good for our mothers! #Mama’sLove
By the way how many of you are being selected after the deadline is over?
I only know 20 of us are being selected based on the online voting. Afterwards a panel will sit to decide who finally gets the funding. I have no idea how many are being chosen from among the 20. May be admin can advice..
Hi Esther, here are the instructions on the selection process after the first 20…
The final selection:
Based on the public voting formula, a panel of judges (judges to be announced later) will give a final score on the top submissions, which will determine the finalists. The panel will consist of scientists, communications specialists and experts in sustainable development.
They will, individually, score each blog entry based on the project or initiative you presented (feasibility, originality, impact and sustainability – each equally weighed) and the way you presented the project in a blogpost. We will total the individual judges’ score to make the final score.
Women empowerment precedes any sustainable development. Look at the developed world and the way their women are empowered. We can not develop unless we have revived the woman-power in our society. I believe kuku kienyeji farm you are going to make us proud with your mission of empowering women
Hi Wanjohi, thank you very much for your support and wise words!
Indeed it is time to awaken the woman-power in our rural communities where mostly it is the men who have their say and still have their way. By empowering our mothers economically, we shall be giving them a voice in their households and eventually in the community.
Jeremy you are a great leader in business for your country. You are a role model for other youths doing positive works towards developing their country. I am watching you keenly from the diaspora. I fully support your endevours at KKF
Hi Tony, thank you for your kind words. It is about sustainable development for our rural communities that we are doing this. Most of us grew up there and we can not afford not to go back there and improve the living standards. It is a our moral and human responsibility to do just that.
All the best KKF in your great work!
Thanks a lot Kova! We appreciate your support; together we can transform our villages to what we want them to be!
Thanks Mwangi for your support! We want to make our mothers in the villages cool too..:)
Wow great idea there Jeremy. At least we have greater minds like you in Africa thinking in terms of empowering society.
That is a greater initiative.Follow Your dream and see to it is fulfilled.
you can do it.
Thanks a lot Evans! We owe it to our communities, it is our duty to empower the givers of life to us and ensure they can live a quality life. That way the whole society is able to live a happy life. We will pursue the dream until we achieve it; and with your support we believe we shall make it!
Kudos kuku kienyeji farm! We need more of these projects in our communities
Thank you so much Peter for your support! I appreciate your call for more women economic empowerment in our communities. That proves my conviction that we have more men in our society who believe in women economic empowerment. Cheers man!
You have always been a great leader since campus day..go boy go and change the world!
Am all in to change the world Anne!…Thank you for your kind words…step by step we shall conquer poverty and eradicate hunger!
Women empowerment is the way to go. Am very proud of you kuku kienyeji farm. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for your support Gitari, your encouragement enables us to do more for the good of our community.
Great minds think development like you are doing at Kuku Kienyeji Farm. How can I be part of the women empowerment?
Thanks Anno for your support and kind words!
There are many ways of being part of women empowerment. You can choose the policy way where you influence policy formulation that empower women. You could also choose to go the implementation way or what I call “boots on the ground way” where you get down to implement initiatives that empower the women. At Kuku Kienyeji Farm we have chosen a hybrid of the two whereby we both have our boots on the ground but use our experiences and learning from the grass roots to influence policy
Hi buddy, I see you are doing great with your project All I can do is to wish you well as you continue growing the enterprise and getting into other regions. We need you in our county too; you are so much welcome and I can help in facilitating the settling in. Success bro!
Thank you Tallam for your kind words and your support! As we expand to other counties we shall indeed involve as many youths as possible and we are happy that we are welcome to your county already!
It took one woman to change the whole world during God’s time(Eve).Hence with no doubt women are the drivers for sustainable,financial development and many such. Hence they must be empowered to solve many disputes in the community and in future. Kudos Kuku Kienyeji Farm.
Thank you so much Amelia for your kind words and support! I couldn’t had said it better!
I am impressed Jeremy. Keep up
this is a great initiative with localised approach.
Thank you Titus for your support! We appreciate your insights and input as we move along. I know you are a development conscious leader and with your advice as we grow we shall be able to create much bigger impact with localized solutions.
This is great! Empowering our women is a big way to empower the soceity. Keep up with the good job!
Thanks Ngeno! We appreciate your support very much!
Do you have a lady in your management team?…that would help in reaching out to more women..can I join your team?..hehe
We are happy to have you in our team Ngeno! We talk about that offline. Currently we arr working in form of clusters we are calling village hubs with each village hub having a woman leader who coordinates activities on the ground. This makes operations run smoothly and being that they understand the locality and the women in their community better, they are able to advice on the best localized solutions for their community.
This is a brilliant. You empower a woman economically, you empower the whole community. Keep it up!
Thanks Duncan for your support! Others call it affirmative action but we view it as a basic responsibilty that will bring about gender equity in our society.
What more needs to be said kudos to kuku kienyeji farm.
Thank you very much Vincent! We appreciate your support!
Congratulations KKF for the great initiative that you are running. It will help us improve living standards in our rural communities and have empowered communities!
Thank you Chepkoech for your support. Much appreciated!
I fully support Kuku Kienyeji Farm in this project of empowring our women in the rural areas. We need to stop crying for help when we can do it our selves. Lets all support KKF for them to grow and scale to the whole country. All the best KKF team!
Thanks Mugo. We appreciate your support!
An idea whose time has come can not be stopped! Kuku Kienyeji Farm is such a timely idea and growth is the only option you have. Success!
Rotich you’ve said it right! Thank you very much for your support!
Great work,women empowerment is centre of of sustainable development
Yes Ombuor, we can not have sustainable development if our mothers are not empowered. Thanks a lot for your support!
This is a great initiative and it will no doubt transform the lives of our rural women especially from the western region.
How much in total does one need to participate?
From the leader himself one Sir Oyola! Thank you very much for your support; with youth leadership in Kenya backing us up we shall surely scale faster than we thought!
On what is needed to join is determination and commitment of the woman to be an agri-preneur. The farmer start-up kit is provided to them when they join; but they repay for it over time as they start selling chicken and eggs through our network.
Sir Oyola, we are operating with the maxim of you cannot give what you do not have. The women we are empowering do not have the money to pay us upfront and so we need to first create a source of income for them, then later have them repay for the farmer’s kit that we shall be providing to all our new members.
Superb project! Hope other countries are reading this for replication in their own countries. Women across Africa all need to be empowered!
Sure thing Bismark! This is a very simple model that can be replicated anywhere in sub saharan Africa. Thank you for your support and for highlighting that fact.
I love the idea it is one of a kind and I believe its going a mile in curbing the issue of food insecurity as a general objective
Thank you Michael. Our focus is first and foremost on SDG 1 & 2 on erad icating poverty and food insecurity in Africa. But we need to start in our own villages through such simple but very effective models.
kuku kienyeji is just one great idea and I love the bit that the target people are the women. shows how much potential we got
Thank you for your support! women are the foundation of life and when the foundation is not empowered the whole society will collapse. We need create a sustainable economic foundation for our communities by starting with our mothers.
This is a good idea that has come at the right time. By empowering women in the rural areas we not only uplift their livelihood but also help build a greater society. please lets support this good course. I fully support kuku kienyeji farm
Thank you very much Anode for your support. We highly appreciate.
Great initiative guys.. An idea that has come to roost #punintended, 😀kukukienyeji Initiative, to alleviate the standards of living in rural Kenya women. And curb the dependency syndrome
Hi Silas, it has indeed come to roost with all pun intended..:) Thank you very much for your support sir!
We have seen women’s lives changed since kuku kienyeji started. We need even more people to steer such projects that uplifts the lives of rural Kenyans
Hi Ruth, we appreciate your support and kind words! we can do even more with support from goodwill ambassadors like you. Much appreciated!
Well in kukukienyeji Farm. Noble venture guys!!
Thank you very much Jules for your support!
This is an excellent project. Loved it
Hi Ruth! Thank you for your support. We encourage you marshall more women from Nakuru county to join and get the benefits!
When a woman is empowered and earns income, she invests in her family of which when you look at the bigger picture, the whole nation’s welfare will be improved and poverty in the household alleviated.
I like this kuku kienyeji project. Keep it up!!!
Thank you Lynn Achieng for sharing in our philosophy of sustainable development. When the building block of the society (the family) is empowered, the whole society gets healed of all evils!
Hongera!!! Kukukienyeji Farm. You guys have set a precedence for change, that will soon able to replicated across the counties
Hi Emmanuel! Thank you for your support. We are still at the initial stages but we shall be scaling to other counties probably faster than we expected due to the support and interest that this has created across the country.
Great job guys! Kukukienyeji leading by example
Thank you Elijah for standing to be counted on the right side of history by supporting sustainable development projects like KKF. in years to come we shall look back and you shall smile to see the transformation in our rural communities.
KKF is one of the greatest initiative that will make the world a better place as far as economy is concerned.
Vipi John! Hivyo umesema sisi tunsema tu Amen! Thanks buddy for your support!
Congratulations! Keep up with the good work
Hi Martin, thank you for supporting KKF. We will not disappoint you!
Great initiative kukukienyeji! Been a long time coming. Now our women are better equipped to earn a living, feed their families and therefore bring change in their own little way
True Barrack, like the swahili saying goes: haba na haba hujaza kibaba! We only need to start small but when the total is aggregated the whole community will have been transformed.
Kudos Kuku Kienyeji Farm, i support it 100%
Thank you Alex for your undivided support and show of love to KKF, we encourage you to prepare the gourd for us as we shall be coming to your county soon.
We thank God for the good job you guys are doing for women in less privileged situations. Baraka tele
Thank you soo much Winnie! We accept the blessings and pray that we may be able to reach all the less privileged women in our country one village at a time.
Good job kukukienyeji farms. Keep bringing change, as you have shown as that you are the change you want to be. You have really helped this women
Hi Stanley! Thank you for your support man!
Stanley you remind me of the words from President John F Kennedy: “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
I salute you kuku kienyeji for the awesome development you are undertaking!
Thank you Selina! It is our moral obligation to ensure that we have equitable development in our country; and it starts with the rural communities being empowered through agribusiness since that is what they have already
Hello..I am a woman in need of empowerment. I live in cherangany .what are the requirements?
Hey Mercy! Thank you for reaching out to us.
Mercy, the requirements are sheer determination and commitment to agribusiness and the passion to grow your business to commercial levels. We provide the starter kit which you repay in flexible installments after we have helped you start generating income.
All the best Jeremy! You have a very impressive project am sure you will get funding to scale it up.
Hi Nancy! Thank you very much for your support and encouragement! We will indeed get the funding and transform our rural communities.
You have my full support! Kudos for the good job Jeremy!
Thank you Lucy for your support. I know I can always count on you and your advice for growth and success.
Keep moving, the sky is the limit!
Hi Brayan, thank you for the encouragement, we shall indeed keep moving until the sky becomes our stepping stone!
What is the consideration of youths in the project?
Hi Zindzi! Thank you for your question. First we are focused on working with young mothers most of whom will be below 35 years of age and thereby are youths. In addition, we are creating partnerships with youths and youth-led businesses to be our suppliers for farm inputs such as cages, equipment, feeds etc. That way we shall be creating complete micro-economics in our rural communities where the youths and the women who are the less empowered get to rise up to the occasion and determine their financial future.
Your consideration of women is great
Thank you Quincy! We had to start where the impact will have a greater trickle down effect to the society.
You are my heroes kuku kienyeji farm! I support women empowerment
Hey Faith! I know your passion and work in women empowerment, lets join hands and ensure our mothers live a decent life in the rural communities where we come from.
I told my mother about kuku kienyeji farm and she has not stopped asking me when you shall introduce it in our home area. Kindly advice when you are coming to our home in Njoro. It is still in Nakuru County where you are
Hey Donnie! Thank you very much for being a good brand ambassador for KKF and introducing it to your mum.
Donnie, we have received several other similar requests on when we shall get to the other side of the county and introduce KKF there. Our answer very soon. Once we are able to fund the scaling we shall be there before you know it. Just give us time to get the pilot over and done with then the scaling will be very fast and smooth.
Congrats kuku kienyeji farm! This is really great! I love it!
Thank you very much Murray! We appreciate your support very much and feel the love too!
I have looked into your website and seen that the management team is made up of men only. Have you considered having a lady on board? That might help in reaching out to the women much easily.
Again thank you very much Murray for taking the initiative to reach out to our website. Yes for now we have two gentlemen as the directors at KKF. We however take your feedback and we shall indeed be including more ladies in the management team going forward.
However, even in the current model as it is the whole network is run by the women themselves and we just facilitate the operations at the central point. As you might have read in the website, we have organized the women in our network into village hubs of 5 – 50 women and we have a village hub leader who has to be one of the women in the cluster. The village hub leader takes up leadership of her hub and coordinates all activities including distribution of farm inputs purchased under the pooled procurement system, collecting products from the hub members for collective selling and other management work in collaboration with the team at the HQ.
Success team Kuku kienyeji…you are dedtined for great things ahead!
Thank you Nathaniel for your support! together we shall change the face of our rural homes.
From campus days you were passionate about social entrepreneurship..I am happy for you now that you are actually implementing it! All the best!
Vipi Julian! A true dream never dies..you struggle with it until it happens!
I love kuku kienyeji! I am your biggest fan..:)
Biggest fan! Thank you soo much Kivuti for your support!
Wishing you well kuku kienyeji farm!
Hey Maggie. Thank you for dropping us those kind words! We will not disappoint you!
That a chicken can be turned into an empowerment tool to transform lives in our rural communities is amazing. Go for it bro!
Hey Jose! It is the principle of using what you have first before reaching out to what you do not have. We start with what the farmers have and add value it to empower them. Poultry farming is big business but they need our support to make it grow.
The idea has finaly gained life! Go and create those jobs in the rural areas!
Muraguri you are our witness from the idea stage. Happy to sharing the small steps we have made so far with you. Thank you for your advice all along!
Mtu yangu unaenda far..jikaze buda. Mi nakuombea tu success
Aye Muthomi! Thank you for kusimama na sisi. Hii story ni kali ilibidi tumechora blog..hehe
All the best my brother. This is a great initiative!
Hey Sang! We appreciate your support looking forward to setting shop in your county by next year probably.
I will tell my aunties about this; she must join coz she is in Nakuru. Keep going!
Mutiso we are grateful for your goodwill and spreading the word. Lets bring them all into the fold.
An economic revolution begins when women have a say in the society. Lets empower them from the villages to towns
True Jotham, when our mothers in rural communities will have the power to make independent financial decisions, then true civilization will have dawned on us!
Mwanaume ni bidii…all the best mzito!
Venye tu umesema Gachoki..bidii hadi we make it! Thanks sana for the support man!
Kudos Jeremy! I support you in your venture
Thank you Noah for your support. We appreciate you so much sir!
Combating poverty and empowering womem has always been sisters. You are on the right track. Community development will unlock the huge potential that lies in our rural areas and propell us to economic development at a country level. I vouch for kuku kienyeji farm!
Always had your support and will always trust you to support us as we scale. Thank you very much Linet!
We are marching on to our rural communities. I support this movement
Matching we are to our rural homes…our boots are on the ground. Thank you very much Aliviza for your support!
Asante dada Owano!
Life begins when our mothers bring us to this earth. We must give back to them by empowering them to raise up healthy families while living a decent life. Kuku kienyeji you are legends!
Duncan you can say that again! It is by giving our mothers financial freedom that we can enjoy this life too. It is our moral obligation!
Great initiative here! What is your selection criteria for the women joining your network?
Hi Johnie; we are looking determined and commited women who are willing and ready to take up poultry farming as a commercial business and grow it to a big self sustaining venture. We then provide them with the starter kit which they repay for later when they have started getting cashflows from their venture.
Kudos and all the best!
Thanks alot Ndenda!
I need to try this in my home country,what does it take to set up such an organized but simplified business model?
Hi Anto! You should definitely try it out at home! All it takes is to be super organized and have the structures in place to support it from the grass-root level. It should be owned and run by the women themselves for it to be strong enough.
I believe that the big projects driving country’s economy just started like Kuku Kienyeji project. I personally stand with the idea and encourage everyone to take part in any other activity of such. It’s a good one.
Thank you very much Hesbon for your support and kind words! We appreciate you very much and we welcome more of your advice as we scale.
I believe that even the big projects driving country’s economy just started like Kuku Kienyeji project. Am optimistic towards the project and encourage all to take part in any other activity of such. It’s a good one. Congratulations.
Thanks again Sir Hesbon. We are happy to be doing the right things in our youthful age!
What a great venture heralded in empowering poor women to be self reliant and jubilant game changers! Thumbs up Kukukienyeji.
Thank you Nereah for your support. We are stopping until we fully transform our rural communities!
May you receive blessings for the hard work
Thank you very much Kivai! We need those blessings as we pilot and scale!
keep up the good work. would like to sample your products one day
Hey Mogire! Thank you for being our first online customer on this blog post to pre-order our products! We will ensure you receive your order in style..:)
The sustainability of any social venture as this involves the inclusion of women. On this I agree with you. Kudoz
Thank you Gitahi for your support!
The heights can only be reached in the efforts of a true youthful entreprenurial spirit. Kkf. You are in this.
The youths are the leaders of today! Probably not in politics, but in sustainable development ventures and social entrepreneurship. Thank you very much Kevo for your support!
It can only be SMART if well said and done. Success at your second phase implementation
Odili papa! We appreciate your support. Walk with us and keep advising us as we grow.
A very wonderful concept guys. Never loose cite of this dream
Hey Keffa, we pray that we keep it as simple as it is and never loose sight of the community development objective which is the foundation of our model! We need you and others to be accountability partners in this. Kindly keep advising us. Thanks a lot!
The project is echoed at sustainability of empowered women. Which is something of a plus in the global economy. I like it
Thank you Allan! We will keep doing what we do best until we see smiles on all our mothers in the rural communities.
The efforts you have put in together with your team are only be plausible in national tv. You deserve a 40 women gun salute.
Thanks a lot Jeff for commending our community development initiative! We will one day grow to get the 40 women gun salute..:)
I love what you are doing with the rural communities..keep up!
Thank you Linus!
All the best Kuku Kienyeji Farm! When are you coming to Kiambu county?
Thanks Grace!…we are first piloting in Nakuru then plan the roll out to other counties in a systematic way later on.
This is my pursuit in life and I am soo in it both now and in the future. KKF must lead the way in agri-business in our rural communities!
Welcome on board Ben. We need all the hands we can get to make it happen!
Hapa ndo maendeleo imetufikisha! Youths championing development..so proud of you guys..lets use agriculture to empower our communities.
Together as one we are going to make it. Thank you Mumbi!
I love chicken and I love it the kienyeji way..:) Well done KKF and please supply to Nairobi soon.
We shall be supplying the Nairobi Market sooner than later. Thank you Amina for your support!
When I heard about KKF from a friend of mine I never thought it was this BIG! Now I know…keep up with the good work!
Charles its the small initiative that we begin and work on that matter. Thank you for your support sir!
I like your business model and the development focus that you are having, kudos!
My question is on sustainability; how do you nake this sustainable over the long run? Especially considering that you are giving out the initial inputs to farmers for free..
We are using a model whereby the farmers will have to pay for the initial inputs at some point later on when they are generating cash flows. We are also charging them some franchise fees andtaking part in their revenue share.
Good job sir! Turning chicken to an economic resource is a great way to create financial empowerment for the rural households.
Its chicken all the way Wako. Thanks for the support!
Timely! Simple! Impactful! Excellent!
Thanks Stevie, we appreciate the kind words!
This what happens when you have a young mind with great vision….#Transformation! Am your number one fan in agri-business solutions for sustainable development.
Thanks for being our fan Thigo. We hope to achieve the transformation thru combine efforts.
i like this new idea you having
Jeremy i can see you are among the few from campus who have stayed strong on the spirit of entrepreneurship bigup
Entrepreneurship runs in our genetic formation..lol! Thanks Nyar for your support!
Lets us all come out and support out mothers in the rural areas by supporting this project
Well put Nyamai! We appreciate your support!
The 21st century is fully of people with good ideas that are transforming lives and this is definately one of them. Great job
Cheers Ojwang! We need to stand up to be counted in development issues.
Great project guys! I love it..:)
We appreciate your love Emily..thanks alot!
I know of a similar model that has worked successfully in the western part of Kenya. How are you different and what is your core competitive advantage in the market?
Hey Anesta, we are different since we have the online system which no other business has and we keep ahead of our competitors thru continuous improvement of our systems in order to perfect the user experience
Congratulations by the way for the great job you are doing!..Like I said your model is a very successful approach to creating sustainable development in our rural communities through agribusiness.
We appreciate your support Anesta!
Well done bro…we are in full support of your sustainable development project. Welcome to our county too!
Wev shall get to your home county soon. Thank you for the support!
its another opportunity to empower women in the rural areas. keep up the good work
We shall stick with it till we transform our rural homes fully! Cheers Eddie!
awesome idea. lets help transform our society
Very informative and powerful.keep up the good work
Together as one we shall make it Obara!
Jeremy you must be the development leader you country has been waiting for! I love the way you are simplifying a complex network model and turning it into a sustainable development project. Keep doing what you are doing and the sky will be the limit. Good job!
Local solutions need to be customized for the local populations thats why we are keeoing it simple. Thanks Caren!
You nailed it when you focused on women empowerment! I fully support your initiative!
We start with where life begins: our mothers! Welcome on board to help us steer this to success Caro!
Big up yourselves! If I was in Nakuru county I would have definitely joined the network. When are you coming to Muranga county?
Thanks Sahlim! We are descending to Muranga soon enough after our pilot in Nakuru.
Kuku Kienyeji nawasupport kwa mradi wenu wa kuleta maendeleo mashinani kupitia kwa ukulima. Tuendelee na bidii iyo hiyo!
Twashukuru kwa pongezi zako na dua njema!
Cheers team KKF! You are the best among the best. We are watching your steps closely.
Thanks Davy! We appreciate your confidence in us!
Congratulations Kuku Kienyeji for your great work. Keep up and scaling fast to cover other rural communities too.
We are working steadily and soon enough we shall start scaling very fast Njue.
Forward ever, backward never! You guys are going places and are really transforming our rural communities thru empowering less privileged women. Do not loose focus of the end goal: community development!
Our eyes are fixed on the prize..there is no turning back! Thanks Liz!
Umbali tumetoka, na umbali tunanenda. Tuko pajoma maboiz!
Wazi wazi mzito! Kimoja hadi tuwai!
“Finally, in the words of Margaret Thatcher; “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” You can always trust an economically empowered mother to improve the living standards of her family now and invest for a brighter future for her children, hence helping in reducing poverty today and sustainably creating wealth for our future generations. That is why at Kuku Kienyeji Farm we are committed to economically empowering our mothers in our rural communities; and urge other youths in Africa to join us in the good course to end poverty and create wealth sustainably in Africa.”
Hii project imeivana! All the best
Kabisa kaka braza..thanks a lot!
You are on the right track kuku kienyeji and you will surely get to your destination. Together as a one in poverty eradication
We are walking together to fight hunger and poverty! Thanks for your support Gilbert!
This is a great read i like it. Continue uplifting more women
Thanks Ajosh. We shall ensure our rural mothers get back their dignity!
This kukukienyeji project is a bold step, many women have the desire to engage into such businesses but have no guidelines and the necessary steps needed to do so. You are an answered prayer to many!
We are humbled to be at the service of the many women in nee of our services!
I support Kuku Kienyeji Farm in their endeavor to empower our mothers!
We appreciate you Hannah for your support. THANK YOU!
Kudos Jeremy! Keep going!
Muiruri vipi!…thanks for the support bro!
Well done brother! Leadership begins with such small steps which go a long way in transforming our communities to economic strongholds. Wishing you all the best in your pilot and scaling.
Thanks Irungu! We need more of your inputs on leadership and management as we grow.
Agribusiness is the way to go if we need to empower our rural communities. You can not empower the community unless you use what they have on the ground and in their hands. This is a great strategy Jeremy and I can vouch for it and assure you that you are going to succeed big time!
We are praying we succeed too Johnie. Thank you for trusting in our model!
All the best Jeremy!
Emancipate us from rural poverty Jeremy! I support your venture and will be there to help if you need me. Go for the ultimate prize boy!
We are aiming at the tip top! We’ll keep in touch offline for further discussions Njambi.
Asante ndugu Ondindo!
This is a great initiative. I support it fully!
We appreciate your support Kalekye! Thank you much!
Big-up bro! We need more of your kind in our community with an honest interest of the people in their hearts.
Its our communities, they are our homes we need to empower our mothers to make them even better! Thanks Kevo!
I love the great progress, we are about to have an empowered society. Asante Kk!
I must say I admire the tenacity of KK. Great inspiration
We live to add value to others and thereby derive our happiness. Thanks Synnove!
Maintain the same spirit! Kukukienyeji has a great future, the whole society will appreciate.
Thanks Gathu for the advice. We are here to create change that we want to see!
You’ve got this Jeremy! Remain focused and all will be great!
Sure Christeen. Focus is key! Thanks!
I have been dreaming of starting such a project in my rural home but I have never gotten a clear strategy on how to do it. Thanks to you now I know what to do. Can we have some form of partnership?
Thank you Nzau1 Kindly send us an email to the address in our site and we shall pick up the conversation from there.
I am in Machakos county and I think the project can work very well too here.
True. We have Machakos in mind as one of the next counties after our pilot in Nakuru.
Mzito tia bidii hadi hii story ifike mashinani zote. Hawa wasee wengine wenye wanajiita mashinani ni wa uongo..wewe tu ndo uko na sisi huku vijijini na wewe ndo tunatambua!
Hehehe…mashinani party ya ukweli ndo hii sasa!…its all about community development using local solutions that are easily adaptable to the community.
Great initiative! One of the biggest challenge that rural farmers face is in accessing financing. How are you dealing with that? I did not quite get it clearly…
Hey Mkono, we are creating a farmers owned sacco and arranging for financing with banks and suppliers for working capital financing. We are applying what we call a factoring financing model.
Walking the talk! Lets emancipate Africa from poverty and extreme hunger together. Lead on Jeremy!
Thanks Meshack. Indeed we need to start walking the talk away from board rooms!
Wishing you all the best bro. Cool stuff you are doing!
I take this chance to celebrate KK farm, many women in farming sector will have a boost with initiative. go! go! kk
We appreciate you taking your time to appreciate our small steps! Kindly stick with us we transform our communities together!
I support you Kuku Kienyeji Farm in this course! Jeremy continue with your great work
We are not looking back..it is forward ever! Thanks Mwaura!
The women in Nakuru county and various areas are very blessed. Mobile technology in farming is just splendid. Our country is going places, thank you Kukukienyeji farm ! All the best.
Thank you Newton for the best wishes! Indeed technology is teh way to go in agribusiness today if we are to compete globally.
Kudos! Never tire doing good in our communities Jeremy!
Thanks Nerima! With your support we shall never tire.
Local solutions to local challenges is what we need in this country! Congratulation Jeremy for being at the forefront of sustainable development locally!
Thanks Ivy! I know we are in this together!
I am a mother, I also have mothers around me, such manner of hopelessness will surely be driven away. This farm will ensure that the little kukus they have aroumd put in gud use.
Stelamari mambo! Thanks for your support!
That’s my home town, I can’t be any proud! Thank you kuku kienyeji farm, I am surely waiting for this development.
We are happy to be starting in your home town Ochie! Lets build Nakuru together!
Who knew at some point there would be hope for our mothers? I hope this is going to all mothers in Kenya..@Riro?
Yes this is meant to go to all our mothers in Kenya! We are just starting small with poultry only then diversify later.
Food security is about to be tackled from our own homes!!!Amazing! Kukukienyeji Farm, am out to support every initiative that you will have. I am ready to go out of my means.
Awwwwww..:) those so sweet words to hear Sarah! We highly appreciate your support!
This pilot project, has elated many. The little development that will be done by Kukukienyeji farm is development in its self! Poverty is nolonger going to be an issue
Fighting poverty is not rocket science. It only requires a determined soul!
Kukukienyeji farm, I am very impressed. We have rich minds and determination within our mothers. They just lack some to spur them up. Thank you
Thats why we are taking the capacity building services to their doors. Once they have the financial power and freedom our rural communities will be transformed.
Poverty has to be eradicated from homes then will trickle down to the entire country. Kuku kienyeji farm please make sure you reach my home town.
Step by Step ama hatua kwa hatua twasija hadi kwenu kijijini!
WE ARE WATCHING YOU CLOSELY AS YOU BRING DEVELOPMENT TO OUR RURAL COMMUNITIES. CONGRATULATIONS!
Reading your proposal is like watching a dream come true! I am a poultry farming enthusiast and wish you all the best in your community development project through agribusiness.
Lets join hands Tangara and create change in our rural areas. I am happy to link up with you to explore potential areas of partnerships
I would love to be part of this project. How can we partner?
Oh! I had just suggested in my earlier reply that we should hook up and talk more. Reach us through our official email address on our site.
I like your idea very much! In my community at Kisii we have a challenge in accessing markets for our chicken especially for the urban areas far way from our rural homes. How can you help us address this challenge?
Hey Raphael, first we are creating an online market for poultry farmers that you can tap into. Secondly, when we set shop in Kisii we shall be operating our collective selling model there too.
All teh best Jeremy in your great project. Mimi nangoja tu kuku:)
Thanks Ngwella! Kuku utapata tu usoijali…badoo inaanguliwa..lol!
Welcome to my county! Happy for you Jeremy!
Thanks Risper. Soon we shall get to your county.
One week to go Jeremy and we are all behind you supporting this great initiative!..All teh best bro!
Your support keeps me going! Thanks Ojawang!
You are our hero in community development. Go for this and may you be successful in all that you do in the rural areas!
Great initiative Jeremy! What is the process of registering?
Masila boy sasa?….we recruit our network members directly from the villages they do not have to struggle looking for place to go register..we go to their door steps!
A journey of a thousand miles has began, I am happy to walk with you Jeremy! You are such an inspiration!
Thanks Susan…one step at time till the goal we achieve!
If the selection process will be based on merit, then you deserve to be supported in launching and rolling out this great project! I see the massive impact it shall create within our rural communities and can’t wait to start experiencing growth for Kuku Kienyeji Farm!
Thank you Virginia for your kind words! We are in this to win and get the funding to scale it and create even bigger impact!
Jeremy I have seen your email address from your website. I drop you an email and chat more about your amazing business model. All the best!
Thanks Ciiru. Lets chat via mail on your other partnership details.
An idea whose time has matured: Kuku Kienyeji Farm!…lets meet in the market..:)
Sure Witaeli….our products will be in the mass market soon.
Necessity is the mother of all inventions! Soldier on brother!
I love your model Jeremy! Big up yourselves!
Thanks Debbie! We appreciate your support!
I however need some small clarification; help me understand what pooled procurement is and how it works. Thanks a lot!
Pooled procurement is the process of aggregating farm input demands from all the farmers and making on common order so that we benefit from economies of scale and get quality inputs from reliable suppliers. Hope this clarifies Debbie….
You are the man!…you know what I mean?..lol! All the best Jeremy!
Lol!…I know what you mean and where you re headed with that! Thanks anyway Joyce!
Kenya can only be powered by young brains at the verge of a change mindset. Jeremy this is outstanding from you
I appreciate your support George! We went to school to learn how to solve problems…lets implement what we learnt!
This is a real Huduma to Kenyan women. Continue up the ladder.
Up we go till we touch the skies..:) Thanks for your support Meshack!
The wholistic approach you have taken in this project is amazing kudoz
Cheers Robera! We can only solve poverty by a wholistic approach…small isolated interventions have failed miserably in the past
This is a very good read, and working model. I love the idea of including women.
Women are about 51% of our population, they need to empowered to take their rightful position in the society! Thanks Chebbi
It has always been the belief of many. That local products are only for those in the villages with the health benefits arising from the same neglected. On this you have gotten. Into a gold mine
Thanks Ade…a gold mine it is but we need to work together to mine the gold and share it equally among all members of our society.
Organization that take care of the interests of the less fortunate stem as the best in reputation and economic empowerement. KKF This is great
Thanks Calvin!…we are in this together for our mothers and communities at large!
This is something of remarkable achievemnt. I can only pray that you do more
Amen Luke! We believe this is just the top layer we are moving..there is move below!
Women in self help groups are usually easy to deal with i hope you are putting this into consideration
Yes Moz..we are looking forward to partnering with women in self help groups to enlist members to our network. It will hasten and eased our recruitment process.
Give it your all Jeremy and we are behind you to give you all the support you need.
Thank you for your support Mark…we appreciate it a lot! Its what will make us move ahead!
Jeremy, I really love what you are doing the innovative model you are using. Keep informing us of these new ways of doing things bro!
Its upon us to share our ideas for the benefit of our society! We shall keep you informed Wambua.
Is your integrated model applicable in crop farming or is it only for poultry farming?
Yes it is applicable to other farm produce and livestock. We are starting with poultry since we needed to start small then grow over time.
Good business model! Need someone to supply the poultry farming equipment? Keep in touch we talk business.
Thanks Austin…we shall indeed keep in touch. Kindly drop us an email in our official email address on our website.
I love the health aspect of white meat from chicken. I love the slogan on your website: Tasty Chicken Healthy Life!
Thats all we are about…fighting hunger in a healthy way with healthy foods…thanks for your support Tania!
This is the best read i have done today. All the best in this
Thank you Mohur!
Cheers bro! Good job!
I want your chicken Jeremy, how do I get them?
We shall be informing you soon how to get our products Andreas.
Wishing you all the best with Kuku Kienyeji Jeremy!
Thank you Jackie!
I want in, tell me how…
Drop us an email Simon we chat offline.
Great stuff here. I like!
Thank you Kadema for the support! We appreciate it soo much!
Jeremy, can you pliz clarify to me the financing bit; sounds very interesting since it is the most challenging bit for most of us farmers. How are you handling it?
Muriu hey! We are forming a farmers sacco and making arrangements with financial organization to fund our farmers.
Kudos Jeremy! You are doing a great work in our rural communities!
Thank you Lauren. We believe its our purpose in life!
Anything for my mum! I am strongly behind you Jeremy!
We are happy to be leading on to better future for our communities Tonnie!
I had to congratulate you Jeremy when it mattered..:)
How can I reach out to you for a more detailed discussion about Kuku Kienyeji Farms? I am in Nairobi.
ALL THE BEST BRO!
Continue developing our rural communities bro! W are fully in support of your initiatives and we shall see you through to success!
Tuliyangoja haya kwa muda mrefu sasa yametufikia. Asante sasa kaka kwa ukarimu na wema wako kwa kuwakumbuka kina bibi zetu huko bara. Hongera
Waiting for my chicken Jeremy!
Hehehe…you will get is soon Fiona!
Oyominto tata ndoche kuabiokire! Ochio kare orande buna emorwa orore ebichembene!
Buya sana omogambi!
We need to see more of this kind of projects in Kenya, especially in the rural communities where all that lacks is access to financing and inputs for growth. Kudos for this great initiative. Wishing you al the best Jeremy1
We appreciate your support Mbithi…thanks a bunch!
Wishing all the best Jeremy!
Well done Jeremy! Go for it!
We are not getting tired till the prize we bring home!
This is a good idea. I support it
Thank you a lot Kihori for your support!
I love this!
We appreciate your love Irene!
Hey Jeremy. I am impressed by what you are doing. Keep at it till we develop all our rural communities
Its one community at a time toll all are transformed Michel!
All men have done well, but you surpass them all! Great sustainable development project Jeremy!
We appreciate your support Paul. Lets move on together to transform our country!
Hey Jeremy! For all your chicken feeds needs keep in touch with me! Thanks
Hey Migadde, lets keep in touch via mail on that. We are happy to see how best to partner with you.
Best of luck sir!
Agriculture needs to go back to when it was the backbone of our economy. Thank you Jeremy for leading the way there! All the best in the contest!
We have a comparative advantage in agriculture and we need to take advantage of that…that is what KKF is exactly doing…starting with where we are strong in our effort of saving our rural communities from the dungeons of poverty.
I like you business model Jeremy! Have you thought of how to make it adaptive to arid ans semi arid areas?
Hey Mohamed. We are definitely thinking of scaling up into different regions and the arid and semi arid areas are part of our plan since they are also highly affected by poverty. We however haven’t structured yet an entry programme but we are working on the modalities and we would love to get your ideas on how we should carry out this. Thank you very much for your support!
Wishing you best of luck Jeremy!
Thank you very much Zulekha..we appreciate very much!
You are doing a great economic development job Jeremy! Proud of you sir!
We owe it to our communities to empower them economically lest we all drain into poverty and blame ourselves. Thanks Alvo!
Economic development must start at the micro-level. I love the ft that KKF are doing exactly that by empowering households through agribusiness..keep it up bro!
Well put Kimanzi, macro-economics is an aggregation of micro-economics. We need to start from the basics before we start changing the complex economic problems. When households are empowered we get the wheels of development rolling…
IN addition Kimanzi, agriculture being a common thing in the rural areas, we thought turning it into agribusiness will indeed bring in the development we anticipate..it is a matter of starting with what people have and know and growing it over time.
It takes one who has grown in the village to understand the struggles there and structure solutions that best fit those place like you have done. KKF is bound to be one of the best and successful agribusiness model for rural communities. Can’t wait for the day people will start studying the model after seeing its impact in our rural communities. I fully support you Jeremy!
Thank you very much Kassim! You have simply underscored what motivated us to start the project in the first place. Growing in the rural areas we got a good feel of how things are done there and after acquiring skills and knowledge from the university it is time to transform our homes using localized solutions.
Kila la heri kaka!
Asente Atonya…twashukuru sana!
Kiongozi twakutakia mema na baraka!
Asante sana Jenne. Yetu ni uongozi katika maswala ya kilimo na uchumi hadi vijiji vyetu viinuke kiuchumi!
Thanks Victor…we appreciate your support!
Well done Jeremy. Keep going!
Hey Issa!…we will not tire until all our villages are strong enough with stable micro-value chains!
All I can say to this awesome project is success Jeremy!
Thanks Njagi..we appreciate your support very much!
Cool stuff Jeremy! Wishing the best as you execute on this grand rural economic development project!
Hey Thuo, we need to start somewhere and someone has to lead the way! That is why we quit our jobs to concentrate on this project and ensure it works out. The luxury of the city will not help if we can nnot go back home to engage in agribusiness projects!
You are real inspiration Jeremy! Never quit doing the good you are doing..its such an amazing service to the society…we need the women financially empowered!
Yes Wanjiru! Women empowerment is very central to what we are doing..we are part of the men for women economic empowerment in Africa and we won’t relent until we get back our mothers their dignity and financial freedom!
Are you hiring? I need a job as a business analyst for the farmers..
Hey Wakio! Thank you for your interest in working with us. We shall definitely be hiring someone to assist us in analyzing the data we shall be getting from the farmers and generate reports for decision making. If you feel you are a good fit for the job just send your CV to email@example.com and we shall keep in touch with you when recruitment opens.
Thought about processing of local feeds? It will be cheaper than buying ready made feeds from suppliers. All the best as you implement your project Jeremy!
Thank you Mugwanja for your support! We highly appreciate your advice on production of our own feeds. We have thought about it internally and it is something we hope to start soon enough probably after the pilot phase so as to keep our costs in check. We are looking into working with the local communities to produce the feeds locally to cut the logistical costs and create more jobs locally too.
I believe you are going to be selected for the award Jeremy! You project is just too good to not get the support it need to take off
Thanks Brenda for the well wishes! We also hope for the best and that is why we are part of all these very great ideas presented on this blog! Gone through what others have posted too and it is inspiring to see how young people are out to solve challenges through agribusiness!
And to show my support I will help you get market linkages in Nakuru. Keep in touch.
We definitely need that so much so much especially for large off takers who can be able to buy from all our farmers so that the market assurance is always there. Will definitely keep in touch. Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry go for it! You have it takes to lead on this great initiative!
Thank you Miriam Maina for your believe in me to lead on this business and I believe with your continued support we shall make it!
Respect man! You are doing an amazing work using chicken for financial empowerment. I support you sir!
Hey Murunga! We are often told that we have gold that we are not utilizing…chicken are a gold mine we need to utilize well…just look at how people eat chicken and eggs daily in urban areas and ask suppliers about the shortage of the same products then get a feel of how big an opportunity these women can tap into and make a living out of!
You can count on my support Jeremy! I love what you are doing in our rural homes.
Thanks Wangari! We need to make our rural homes admirable by creating job opportunities there through development projects!
How many are you in your management team Jeremy?
Hey Njomo, so far we are two: my co-founder and I but we are building the team gradually as we get more systems running and the workload expands. It is a tough job to get a good fit for management level especially at the initial stages but we believe we shall hack it!
I am rearing a few kari improved chicken back home and they are doing quiet very well. Poultry farming is easy and cheap in the rural areas and KKF will definitely succeed with this model.
Thank you Marura for the reassurance! We definitely to keep in touch and share more notes on your experiences to get insights from you. Kindly drop us a line at email@example.com so that we pick up the conversation from there
Helloo kuku kienyeji farm? Wher are you base in Nakuru? I would love to come for a field visit..
Hey Whitney. we are at Dundori village a few kilometers past Lanet. We are happy to have you come around and inspect what we do and give us your inputs too on how best to improve. Kuku Kienyeji Farm is for all of us to grow it and ensure we achieve the development goals we have for it.
Hey Jeremy, I am a student at Riara UNiversity and I would like to volunteer as an intern at kuku kienyeji farm during my holiday break. Are you currently offering internships? Thanks
Hey Hadji! Thank you for your interest to work with us. We shall definitely be recruiting very soon and we would like to consider all qualified students for different internship positions. Kindly send us your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall keep in touch when the recruitment process begins.
Agriculture is the surest way of fighting poverty in Africa. Congratulations Jeremy for you great project!
True Chamwa! It is said that agriculture is the backbone of our economies in most countries in sub saharan Africa. But if that was true, then we could not be getting food donations from the western countries. We want to change that narrative and make Africa the food basket for the world. But ofcourse we must start somewhere and grow one step at a time – for us the chicken project was the simplest but most impactfull first step that we are taking then diversify later on.
Wishing the very best Jeremy! You project is both viable and sustainable. I fully support kkf!
Hey Chege..thank you for your support! We need to make our solutions fro local challenges sustainable in order to get rid of donor dependency and eliminate the hand-outs mentality from our society..let everyone be given the power to make their own money substainably and we have a happy nation!
This project is very elaborate on the implementation. I like the tech aspect since we are living in a digital era. All the best Jeremy!
Hey Ibrahim…rthank you for standing with us. Indeed we are in a digital age where everything is being automated. We need to get our rural communities into this technology era and benefit from the efficiency that tech creates. In addition we need to mechanize our agriculture in order to boost production to meet our food demands in Africa. It starts small and later we shall have influenced millions into the right mindset in ag.
All the best bro!
Thank you very much Rafiki! We appreciate your support!
I salute you Jeremy for the great initiative and wish you all the best in the competition!
Hey Omar, thank you for your support! We hope we get selected too and get the funding to get things to the next level and start seeing the impact by Q3 this year.
Jeremy congratulations for the progress you are making with Kuku Kienyeji Farm!
Hey Otieno. Thank you for your support sir, we need more of your advice as we grow.
I would be interested to know the challenges you have faced so far or the ones that you foresee coming as you scale. How are you planing to deal with them?
So far things are running smoothly since we are still very early on and we are well know in our village so we have the support from the community. However we need funding to kick-start a lot of systems and run smoothly and efficiently going forward.
In terms of the future, we foresee a challenge when entering into other counties where we are not know and having the locals buy into our idea and not think that we are just another pyramid scheme.
However, we plan to work with local NGOs and CBO plus the local leaders in order to get an easy buy-in. We are also hoping that from the success of our pilot and scaling in Nakuru county we shall be able to get goodwill from the county government which will help us get a warm welcome in other counties.
Uko chonjo msee…big up yourself!
Hey Jeremy, I am wishing you all the best as you transform our rural communities via ag…you are a true development leader!
Thank you Cassie for your kind words!..Leadership comes with responsibilities and at Kuku Kienyeji Farm we are delegating that leadership to all our network members and friends of KKF so that we together develop our communities. We all have what it takes to change our destiny, we s=just need to rise up and start taking action!
Good work Jeremy! Keep on keeping on!
Thank you Rebecca! We are sticking with the game till we see real change in our communities then hand over to the next generation of youth leaders.
By the way what happens if any of the women in your network wants to leave?…or is it a life membership..:)
Ofcourse we are very democratic and transparent in our dealings. For anyone who wants to leave we have procedures in place for that. However, based on the benefits that the farmers will be getting from the network, we do not foresee any significant rate of attrition.
Success Jeremy! We are behind you in full support!
Thank you Wangwe! Please keep us on our toes and accountable on everything we do! We need you to bring the change we really want in our rural communities.
Wishing you the best Jeremy!
Thank you very much Onimo!
True entrepreneur with very strong business strategies! All the best bro!
Thank you Simiyu for the kind words! We are very hopeful that the model will work having tried out the same with some of my clients in the past but in the healthcare sector.
This is a great business model Jeremy! I like it!
Thank you Muthemba! Please keep an eye on us and push us to bigger goals through accountability
Have you thought about your exit plan yet after scaling and all?