A self-help group, Lengutab Rimoi in Soy Ward, Soy Sub county in Uasin Gishu County has launched a unique initiative dubbed ‘Kuku Harvest’ to enable vulnerable members to venture into empowerment programs without necessarily having their own capital.
During the launch of the program, each member led by their patron Esther Mutai presented chicks, feeders, vaccines, chicken feeds among other components necessary for poultry farming.
On arrival, the chicks received from across the ward were vaccinated to stop the spread of chicken associated diseases or infections.
According to Mutai, who is also the Uasin Gishu County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Cooperative and Enterprise Development, the ‘Kuku Harvest’ initiative came about to enlighten women in Uasin Gishu that they can start economic empowerment projects without going for big loans.
Nancy Rono, Soy Ward livestock production officer, expressed the importance of vaccination, feeding and proper management of the chicks to achieve high productivity.
The group which has over 50 members has ventured into chicken keeping as one of their economic models that they project to uplift their members economically.