Profile of the Kondele Poultry Women Group
The Kondele Market Traders Women group was formed and registered in 1989 under the Ministry of Culture and Social services. Membership was drawn from informal traders in Kisumu city but a majority of them come from Kondele market. In 2005 the group ventured into poultry farming under the guidance of Science Product Centre (SPC), Kisumu.
During the post-election violence (2007/2008), Kondele was the epicentre of skirmishes where group members based in the area had their chicken looted and premises razed to the ground. This experience demoralised members to an extent that membership dropped from 45 to 12.
In 2008, the group was identified by the Partnership for Safe Poultry in Kenya (PSPK), among other groups in the Western/Nyanza regions of Kenya to be trained on biosecurity protocols.