About 35% of children in Kenya are stunted (underdeveloped), 16% are underweight and 7% of children under the age of five are starved (Save the Children. 2012). Although eggs are an inexpensive source of protein, mothers in remote rural areas continue to struggle with a remarkably high degree of poverty, income inequality and large socioeconomic disparities. This is due to inadequate financial resources to either start or expand homestead poultry farming, training & expertise and working relations between farmers and the marketplace.
The Eggpreneur Solution
Our locally-embedded social entrepreneur model equips families in remote rural areas with the skills, tools and resources needed to become Eggpreneurs. This is accomplished through our Eggpreneur model where we train and offer technical support in egg farming techniques, as well as provide tools and in house supplies (feed, vaccines) to transform unutilized land into productive, efficient and profitable backyard egg farming businesses.