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Organization(s) sponsoring the project:
Innovation Empowerment Programme(IEP)k
Created By:James MakiniNo presence information
Published:6/11/2012 12:00 AM
Primary Contact:
P.O Box 817- 40202 Keroka
Chief Executive Officer
+254726639110
jmakini@iepkenya.org
Country:Kenya
Project dates:
Start 2010- Ongoing
Project Stage:Ongoing activities
Geographic Coveraget:Regional
Interventions:Entrepreneurship or Business Development Services; Access to Finance
Target Population:All individuals; Entrepreneurs and SMEs; Women; Youth; Vulnerable; Micro and Household Enterprises; Lowest Income; Farmers
One Hen Campaign Project
  
Impact of project:
Impact evaluation in progress
Project Description:
This project was voted as the winner of the Experiences From the Field's "Most Recommended (Most Popular) Project" category by recieving the most votes from online audiences. Our main objective is to empower the low income earners economically. We suggest that one of the best ways out of the growing problem of wealth disparity and poverty is by teaching those with very little how to build their own income streams, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and essentially become masters of their own destiny. One Hen Campaign Project is a platform where youths and women in rural Kenya are empowered through a micro-loan in form of one indigenous hen and a cage and after 6 months one surrenders 2 pullets for onward lending and sustainability of the project. The One hen and cage acts as a platform for us to train the youths and women on poultry management, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, financial management, adaptation to climate change, value chain and addition and other cross-cutting issues. Our approach is by mobilizing youths and women in every village come together, form and register youth and women groups with the ministry of Social and Gender development. As we keep on training them we assist them conduct asset mapping, needs assessment, come up with an action plan and finally assist them come up with a resource mobilization strategy.
Why this project is a Good Practice example:
It has inculcated the spirit of self reliance among our target groups i.e from one hen for the most careless farmer one gets 100 hens in a year. They have graduated to goats, cows and other businesses.

When we give hens to youths in a given village we help them come up with a Village Agrovet where they buy and sell chicken feeds, drugs and other items to the group members and villagers at a large. With availability of funds we are also exploring means and ways of assisting the groups start making their own livestock feeds at the village level. This also creates employment.

One Hen Campaign Project beneficiaries have come up with a savings and credit cooperative society called Sky Sacco Ltd where the youths and women will be doing minimum a micro-saving of an egg per week and after regularly saving for 3 months one is able to access a microloan equivalent to 3 times of his or her savings, to expand his poultry business, kitchen garden or invest in other income generating activities. This in turn also creates employment.

We make cages at village level where all what is needed we acquire it  within the territory of our village groups.i.e. labor, timber, wire-mesh, labor and nails.
Impact Evaluation:
Sampling of beneficiaries and interviewing them on the positive and negative aspects of the project and noting their suggestions on how best it could have been done. This is ongoing and so far we have a hundreds of success stories once it is complete One Hen will be a case study world over.
Lessons Learned:
Organizing the target members into groups and getting them registered by the ministry of Social and Gender Development.

Assisting them conduct asset mapping, needs assessment, develop action plan and coming up with resource mobilization strategy enables youths in this groups identify gaps in their villages which are opportunities they can invest in.

Giving the one hen and a cage is symbolic and makes them pay attention to the trainings we offer because on each topic we relate it to the hen they already have.

Letting the beneficiaries own the project i.e. for our case we have devolutionalised cage making i.e.labour and all materials necessary are acquired within the village of our groups, letting them contribute part of the money for making cages creates ownership and a repayment of 2 pullets after 6 months increases the degree of being caring for the hen. Setting the average price of a hen and giving them money towards the day of the official presentation of hens and cages to look for a hen one desires reduces complains and levelling of expectations from the members. We will come in for vaccination and extension services in collaboration with ministry of livestock development.
 
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I've seen a lot of people talking about these experience and I'm not sure if they are working also on http://www.ukdissertationwriter.me/. They need to work on it and see what they are missing from it.
 on  5/7/2018 3:08:38 PM  
Joseph says
Was there an impact evaluation? What is the impact from nurturing hens? On income? On other aspects of well being?
 on  9/12/2012 1:52:07 PM  
Emily Mobagi says
perfect project in deed
 on  9/11/2012 6:22:02 AM  
kellykesh says
A great project for great people.
 on  9/6/2012 12:02:37 PM  
kerubokemmy says
we love and cherish you.Thank you for the change.
 on  9/6/2012 11:55:14 AM  
tichkerubo says
its so encouraging.
 on  9/4/2012 12:45:42 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation
 on  9/4/2012 12:36:20 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation
 on  9/4/2012 12:35:32 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation
 on  9/4/2012 12:33:59 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation
 on  9/4/2012 12:31:39 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation
 on  9/4/2012 12:30:41 PM  
kemmy flo says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because is has improved peoples" living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation.
 on  9/4/2012 12:28:51 PM  
Florence Kemunto says
Its a bold yet a practical project.We live and love it because it aims on improving peoples living standards in rural areas hence accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals particularly poverty alleviation.
 on  9/4/2012 12:22:52 PM  
Katrina P says
I like this project, it's really easy to understand how this helps people in Kenya.
 on  7/17/2012 9:16:58 AM  
Gary Steinhardt says
This is simple yet effective to help those in need in developing countries - a refreshing example of what real development work without the econometrics!
 on  7/5/2012 10:27:06 PM  
samuel moseri says
A very innovative project indeed.
 on  6/22/2012 2:49:16 AM  

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