The SPADE project will support 5,000 vulnerable and marginalized HIV positive youth and widows doing indigenous poultry smallholding. Building on the hen gifting practice, the SPADE project seeks to find alternative income-generating enterprise to aid 5,000 youth and widows. We intent to engage local stakeholders meetings, train and mentor 5,000 local youth and widow and provide assorted kits, certificate, financial and market linkages in Homa Bay County, Kenya
Homabay has 106,788 households doing indigenous poultry farming. Despite the huge potential the indigenous poultry business has, many of these households are far away from reaping from it real. They have limited access to productive assets, skill-sets, financial and market linkages, which restricts their productive ambitions hence unemployment, poverty and general sufferings. SPADE will support 5,000 smallholders through training, kits provisions and established of poultry trust in Homa Bay.
SPADE empowers youths and women in rural Kenya through training on poultry management, entrepreneurship and a micro-loan in form of 5 indigenous hen and after 9 months one surrenders 2 pullets for onward lending and sustainability of the project. We mobilize youths and women to form self-help groups of between 10-15 members, are trained on poultry management, entrepreneurship financial management, cage making and other cross-cutting issues, issued certificates. mobilized to form a Trust.
The SPADE project support 5,000 poultry smallholders (youth and widows) through training, kits and established trust for enhanced skills, employment, food production and access to financial, training, and market linkages and general improved livelihoods.