Zimbabwe’s leading voice in poultry farming, pigad supports economic growth for smallholder farmers through provision of training, startups (feeds, vaccines, fowl run building material), and poultry farming support services.
I am a 55 year-old-mother who was well known for begging in the community. With egg business, my life completely changed. I am helping out my grandchildren with school fees, buy groceries for the whole family and having high protein meals.
When I am not in one of the fowl runs, I will be handling other housekeeping duties for the chickens. I am now able to buy groceries for my wife and two children. My two children who were on a school drop-out due to failure of paying fees have since returned to school.
While other farmers cry for market, for me I have established market in Harare where I supply 55 crates to my clients every Friday. I am aiming for packaging and branding of my eggs so that I penetrate bigger markets. I am collecting a total number of 180 eggs per day and selling a crate at $3 USD.
Every morning, I carefully monitor the birds’ welfare before doing any house chores. Usually my day ends at 9pm when I do my final check-ups on the birds before I tire to bed. The birds have ushered me into new era of life, even my skin has changed from eating good meals.
Partners for Integrated Growth And Development (pigad)