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Seje | Kenya

The Livestock Project

The Livestock Project - Seje - Kenya
In progress
Project Status
In progress

Glory Centre Academy has been working towards self sustainability since its inception in 2016. The community of Seje is located in a region of western Kenya that receives little rainfall and so the plan to farm, and produce maize, beans and vegetables to provide food for the school and income for operations has failed to produce consistent income.

In February of 2020 the school launched a new incentive, under the watchful eye of a trained and successful poultry operator, to raise chickens. The school has had poultry on the land since 2015 and staff have learned the basics of poultry care and the benefits to the project of having eggs and meat for the students. The involvement of the local poultry operator has taken the small project on to the next steps of growth.

With investments from local and overseas partners, the project continues to grow along with the dream of a self-sustainable school, community training, and small home hub operations that would provide consistent income to the community and in this way raise the whole community up.

During the growth stages the most pressing need is investment to get them over the growth hump into a place of profitability.

Latest update

Chicks and Piglets

The Chicken project did well over the Christmas season, providing many homes with a plump chicken. The project then suffered a set back as some layers contracted an illness and perished limiting the supply of eggs to rebuild the flocks. Suppliers in the area suffered the same problem so fertilized eggs were hard to come by. The flock is growing again, happy little peeps & clucks of a content flock can be heard around the compound. The 6 sows originally purchased to start the piggery program successfully farrowed their first litter of piglets in August of 2021, the little ones are now grown market sized. Sale of the grown piglets will pay for food & supplies for the project and begin to offset construction of the expansion barn.

Hopefully some proceeds from the next market of piglets will help offset some operational costs for the school program. The original 6 sows have gestated and recently farrowed the next batch of sweet squealing piglets, so the project grows. In March an additional 12 new stalls were constructed to accommodate the next generation of sows that will enter the breeding program in fall as well as make room for weaned piglets as they grow. 8 of the new stalls have incorporated features that will aid in easier cleaning and give the piglets somewhere to run and hide to avoid mama’s big hindquarters.

The project is in need of financial support to bring it up to a level where it can consistently support itself and provide funds to offset school costs.

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