In December, 2012, a generous gift of $10,000 was given to the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry for their use as they desired. With the funds, they chose to start another chicken business to help increase their financial independence.
The board of KOCM believes that they will be able to make more money with a larger business in a more populated area. Their original goal was to raise 1,000 chickens but due to the more than 30% inflation rate in Malawi, they needed to scale back to 500 chickens.
In January, land was purchased in the capital city of Lilongwe and the building began to go up. Chickens were purchased and will be brought to the business when the building is completed.
This building is almost ready for the 500 chickens that they have purchased. They chose to purchase the chickens before the building is ready because the cost of the chickens continues to increase. They are able to stay at the place they were purchased until these buildings are ready for them.
At the orphan project, the first group of 50 chickens is still laying eggs and provide a net income of about $40/month. Please pray for success in this new expanded endeavor.