The dream of a white collar job became a mirage wen Amos Nyamane graduated in 2017.
After struggling to get a job as Procurement officer upon graduation from Dedan Kimathi University Kenya, Amos Nyambane decided to follow business route.
Before then, the young graduate had applied for 200 times for a job without success.
“After graduating in 2016, I went to Nairobi and applied for over 100 hundred jobs but I couldn’t find one,” Nyambane narrated.
The procurement and and supply chain management graduate applied for jobs online and physically dropping application letters to various companies. Unfortunately, he was only called for six interviews over a period of five months. Yet, none of them resulted in job.
Frustrated from the job market, Nyambane started a small poultry farm where supplies thousands of chicks to different farmers across Kenya.
Nyambane’s inspration to start a poultry farm came from an online story about a successful poultry farmer Caleb Karuga. The success of the poultry led Nyambane to open his own poultry farm business- Mkulima Sharp
Within a short period of time, Nyamabane was earning between Sh250,000 to Sh300,000 from the poultry business weekly.
A business that started with just 40 chicks now boasts thousands, bringing an average gross monthly income of R148 000 and owning four supply trucks to service its growing clientele across the country.
However, Nyamane’s venture into farming was not without some challenges especially from his parents.
“At first my parents were not of the idea of me venturing into farming, they could not believe how a learned person could risk on farming instead of working in a big office in the city,” said Nyambane.
The varsity graduate turned farmer advised young people to realise that there are opportunities out there in the world; “identify what you are best in and start doing it with confidence,”
Poultry farm in Kenya, like many countries, is a big multimillion dollars business with consumption rate on the increase.
Nyamane’s farm- Kisii now offer trainings for those are interested in poultry farm in Kenya.