Amos Nyambane graduated in 2017 with a degree in procurement and supply chain management from Dedan Kimathi University.
After his graduation he decided to start dropping applications for jobs. He is said to have applied for over 200 jobs both on the internet and in person but had no success.
The graduate decided to into poultry farming using the money he earned while working at a construction site.
He started by purchasing 40 indigenous chicks at the end of the year 2017 and like every other business the beginning was tough. He stated that his mother did not like the idea of farming and that she kept trying to push him to look for a job.
Amos Nyambane now has over 2000 layers which produce 20,000 chicks every month. He sells about 20,000 chicks to farmers in his country every month. He also makes extra cash from the eggs that can’t be hatched.
Another step he takes to generate more income is isolating old birds that can no longer lay eggs, giving them finishers and selling them to restaurants.
The young graduate stated that he makes use of social media to get customers for every part of the country. There have been challenges just like any other business but according to the young man, his major challenge has been unreliable and non-trustworthy employees. Nevertheless the money he has gotten from the poultry has enabled him to purchase four vehicles which are now used to deliver chicks to customers all round.
Nyambane has advised the youth to go back to the village and farm pointing out that it will be a solution to the problem of unemployment in Kenya.