Pennina is a young mother of three children. Her husband died 4 years ago and left her with one and a half acres of land. Pennina struggled to pay for her children's school fees, health care costs and food.
Before she joined Eggpreneur, Pennina stayed home, gardening and cultivating land to grow corn. Some of the corn would be used for family consumption, the surplus would be sold to give her income of $20-30/month. Living on less than a dollar per day, Pennina relied on the generosity of friends and in-laws to survive.
Pennina joined the first group of Eggpreneurs in 2016 and was trained in basic poultry management, financial literacy and child nutrition. She received 200 chickens and a chicken coop. The Eggpreneur platform purchased her eggs and brought them to market. Pennina paid for the chicken feed from the profits of her eggs.
Pennina is a determined and feisty young woman. Soon after she began with the program, she told me she wanted to double in size. Partway through the year, Pennina received another 50 chickens because she was so diligent with her care, had low mortality rates and had high production rates.
Now Pennina earns $90-120/month from egg sales and does not need to rely on other’s generosity. She is able to send all three of her children to school and her children have a more varied diet, including plenty of protein from eggs.
In 2017, Pennina received 320 egg laying hens and 80 meat birds through the kukupreneur program (a local chicken breed bird raised for 3 months and sold for meat in restaurants). Not only has Pennina multiplied her income and her chickens; she has also multiplied her confidence, independence, and self-esteem.
We are so thankful for Pennina - a true Eggpreneur.
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