My name is Kinyua from Nyeri County. Pig farming is what I had been aspiring to do so as to change the state of my life. A lot of people especially where I come from despised the business since rearing pigs to them is always a dirty job but to me I was so much focused as I saw it as the only way I would meet my needs. When I first started the business, I rarely knew anyone thus it was a difficult task to get in touch with potential buyers.
Time went and I rarely made a lot of profits hence I started having other thoughts of ending up the business since I was not getting much profit as I expected. Despite using a lot of capital in vaccinating my stock nothing of much benefit came from the business and so I was a laughing stock to many people.
At some point I opted to end the business and so starting a poultry farm was in my mind by that time. Many were the times my wife demoralized me as to why I was up to a business that never brought something on the table as profit.
Despite all these discouragements I kept doing the business for I knew one-day things would change and I was to become one of the best pig farmers in our area Nyeri County. Through some local radio stations I got to learn about best farming practices for pig farming.
I decided to apply all that I had learnt. My business skyrocketed and currently am making a profit of around Ksh.450,000 per month.
I sell pigs for slaughter daily as I have enough pigs. Currently I have around 15,000 grown up pigs.