Monday, November 26, 2012


Ili mayai ya kuku yaweze kuanguliwa kunahitajika kuwe na mambo matatu muhimu:
1.       Joto linalotakiwa kwa ajili ya kuangulia mayai
2.       Uvukevuke unaohitajika ili mayai yasipoteze maji mengi mno wakati wa kuatamiwa
3.       Mayai kugeuzwageuzwa angalau mara tatu kwa siku na zaidi ya hiyo mara tat uni vizuri zaidi.
Kwa asili kazi hizo hufanywa na mama kuku akiwa ameatamia mayai yake kwa ufanisi mkubwa sana. Tatizo linaloletwa na utaratibu huu kwa mfugaji ni kuwa mara nyingi kuku huatamia mayai machache tu kwa wakati mmoja. Kwa mfugaji wa kuku anayetaka kufuga kibiashara mfumo huu si mzuri kwa kuwa  mfugaji atapata vifaranga wachache tu tofauti labda na idadi inayotakiwa.
Ili kuondoa shida hii, mashine ambazo hufanya kazi ya mama kuku. Mashine hizo zina uwezo wa kutoa :
1.       Kutoa jito linalotakiwa kuangua vifaranga
2.       Unyevunyevu (humidity) unaotakiwa
3.       Kugeuza mayai mara nyingi kwa kadri inavyotakiwa
Sisi tunatengeneza mashine hizo ambazo zinaitwa incubators. Mashine hizo ni automated kwa maana ya kuwa hufanya kazi hizo zote zenyewe. Hii inasaidia kumpunguzia mfugaji kazi ya kuangalia mayai muda ambao mayai hayo yapo kwenye kiatamizi.
Tunatengeneza mashine za ukubwa tofautitofauti. Mashine hizo zina uwezo wa mayai kutoka 300 hadi 2000.
Kama unahitaji mashine ndogo zaidi ya mashine ya mayai 300 basi tunaweza  kukutengenezea na kama unahitaji mayai mengi zaidi ya 2000 nayo pia tutakutengenezea.
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EXPEDITO CASTORY MDUDA: MJUE MKWAWA CHIFU WA UHEHE: This is a short history of Mtwa Mkwavinyika Munyigumba Mwamuyinga (1855-19th July 1898) The Tanganyikan interior in the latter half of the...


This is a short history of Mtwa Mkwavinyika Munyigumba Mwamuyinga (1855-19th July 1898)

The Tanganyikan interior in the latter half of the nineteenth century was in a state of chaotic flux. Incursions by
Arab slave traders from the coast had disrupted the balance of power between clans and tribes, while the militaristic Ngoni tribe's invasion in the south had triggered several mass migrations. This uncertain climate provided ideal soil on which opportunistic leaders such as Chief Mirambo of the Nyamwezi could plant their own personal kingdoms.

Another leader who emerged triumphantly from this confusion was a Hehe chief named Mtwa Mkwawa Mwamnyika ("Conqueror of Many Lands"), better known as
Chief Mkwawa. Born near Kalenga in 1855, Mkwawa's ambitious character was well suited to his time. By 1889, he had become undisputed leader of the Hehe, whom he made the region's dominant tribe by uniting – though force or diplomacy – more than one hundred clans and smaller tribes. It was not just numbers, but regimented military organization that formed the basis of Hehe power, and which gave Mkwawa the ability to stem the hitherto inexorable southward advance of the Maasai. Mkwawa also began to threaten Arab control over the lucrative slave and ivory-carrying caravan routes that passed through his territory, though declining Arab power meant that it was not against the sultans of Zanzibar that the showdown eventually came, but against the German colonial war machine.

At first, Mkwawa tried to secure treaties with the Germans, but when they refused, the Hehe turned their arms against the arrogant newcomers. On August 17, 1891, a year after the Germans had placed a garrison in Iringa, Mkwawa's troops surrounded and ambushed a German expeditionary force led by Lieutenant Emil von Zelewski in the
Lugalo Hills east of Iringa, killing nearly five hundred soldiers and capturing a vast quantity of firearms and munitions. Only two German officers and fifteen men escaped.

This is one story that has not been properly retold.

Chief Mkwawa lured Zeweleskis troops that were advancing on Mkwawas villages, pillaging,torching village huts and killing resistant young warriors.

A perfect pincer movement, whereby a retreating warrior force attracted a well armed German regiment under Zeweleski.

To the surprise of the German force the warrior force as if by instinct came o a stand still and started to fight back while two flans of spear wielding warriors attacked on the main body of the German force. And it worked.

On the 17th August 1891 the German force was annihilated, ten German officers lay dead including the commanding officer Lt Emil von Zeweleski.

Mkwawas forces gave chase, about 300-400 crack warriors, and the Germans did not stop until after covering over 400km and rested at Kondoa.

Mkwawa was no fool, and anticipated German revenge – by building a thirteen-kilometre, four-metre high wall around his palace and military base at
Kalenga. The Germans took their time to reorganize, and it wasn't until October 1894 that they made their move, establishing themselves on a hill overlooking Kalenga, now the site of Tosamaganga, and beginning a two-day bombardment of Kalenga (the name tosamaganga means to "throw stones"). On October 30, 1894, the Germans under Tom von Prince stormed and took Kalenga with relative ease. The extent of Mkwawa's wealth can be gauged by the fact that it took four hundred porters to carry all his ivory away. The Germans also found 30,000 pounds of gunpowder, which they used to level the town. For Mkwawa, the loss of Kalenga was a double tragedy, since his mother – who had been told that her son had been captured – committed suicide.

In fact, Mkwawa escaped into the forests west of Kalenga, from where he waged a four-year
guerrilla war against the Germans. He was finally cornered in 1898, having been betrayed by informants attracted by a five-thousand-rupee reward. Rather than surrender, he shot his bodyguard, and then himself. The Germans, arriving on the scene shortly after, placed another shot into Mkwawa's head just to be sure, then severed it. The chief's headless body was buried by his family at Mlambalasi, 12km south of the road to Ruaha National Park, while his skull was sent on to Berlin and then on to the Bremen Anthropological Museum. There it remained until 1954, when it was finally returned to the Hehe – it's now the star exhibit of Kalenga's Mkwawa Memorial Museum.
Mkwawa's death marked the end of two decades of resistance to German rule across Tanganyika, and the end of the Hehe Empire, but the ensuing peace was short-lived. Seven years on, the Maji Maji Uprising erupted.

This year about 111 years ago, Mtwa Mkwawa must be remembered as a hero worth emulating
                                      Vipi kiangulia vifaranga hiki!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The Get-Started-Now Guide to Becoming  Self-Employed
One of the best things I ever did was quit my day job and become self-employed. I’m so happy with it that I’m recommending it to everyone: my kids, my friends, my sisters.
One sister has already started her own fitness business and I’m strongly urging the other to go out on her own as well.
And while being your own boss can be scary and a little risky, it’s not as difficult as people think. You do have to be someone who loves his freedom, likes to be able to set his own schedule, likes to work on things he’s excited about. I know, that’s a tall order.
Is that all there is to it? No, it takes a ton of hard work, and an ability to learn from your mistakes, and an ability to try.
Let’s briefly look at some of the things I’ve learned, in hopes that it’ll help you on your journey to freedom.
First: Can Anyone Be Self-Employed?
Not everyone should, because some people just love working where they’re working, they love the people they’re working with, and they absolutely love what they do. They couldn’t be happier working on their own. And I think that’s great.
But … I think there’s a fallacy that those who start their own businesses or work on their own are somehow born with an “entrepreneurial spirit” that the regular workaday employees just don’t have that. They aren’t “risk-takers”, they aren’t self-motivated, and they just can’t manage themselves.
I think that’s a load of crap.
Sure, some people like the security of a regular paycheck, but if recent events have taught us anything, it’s that this kind of security is an illusion.
Sure, some people are afraid of starting their own business, because it means they have to figure out things they know nothing about … but don’t we all do this, anyway?
And I don’t think anyone really likes being told what to do, and working on someone else’s terms, doing things someone else wants to do. We all like freedom, but we allow our freedoms to be sacrificed out of fear.
It’s this fear that stops us. And so the question really becomes: can anyone overcome this fear?
I believe it’s possible. Whether you’ll be successful at overcoming the fear, and at starting your own business, is another question — it takes work, and time, and an ability to accept failure and learn from it.
How to Overcome the Fear
Ask yourself: what’s the worst that can happen?
For some, it’s that you’ll lose your mortgage and become bankrupt. But that’s happened to millions of people recently, and they’re OK. They just can’t get another loan soon, but they’re still living. For others, it’s a fear that you’ll be out on the street or hungry. Ask yourself, though, if you have a safety net: family and friends who will take you in if it ever comes to that.
That’s the worst case scenario. Now ask yourself: is that likely to happen? Probably not. If things get bad, you can take a job with someone else, or try a new tactic, or figure something out so that things don’t get that bad.
Stay Lean and Small
Lean and small and hungry and nimble and flexible are good things. It means you don’t need to pay a lot of bills, you don’t need a huge amount of revenues, and you can change as you need to. Big corporations need to make huge revenues, need to sell millions, and have a hard time changing because of a massive corporate structure and thousands of meetings and lots of invested time and lots of people who are resistant to change. Small and lean has none of those problems.
Don’t start with a lot of expenses — start small, with zero or almost zero expenses.
Zen Habits is a good example. I had $0 when I started out. I started with a free blog host and software. I had a computer already. I just started creating. And I started marketing, for free. There are tons of ways to do this now, with social media and other similar platforms.
Sure, not everyone can start for free, but you can start small.
Want to run a ballet studio or fitness studio? Start by going to your clients, or start in your home, or do it at schools and use their space. Want to start in retail? Start online, with a cheap host and free web software. Want to be a marketer? Do it out of your home, with a cell phone, a computer and a car. Want to be a landscaper? All you need is a lawn mower to start out. Want to start a health clinic? Operate out of your home, or make house calls, in the beginning.
There are lots of ways to start out cheap — if your business requires lots of money, think about scaling it back or finding a different way of doing it, for free.
Starting out cheap means it’s hard to fail and easy to succeed.
Start Right Away
Don’t wait for perfection. Figure out the simplest way to start, and just start. Don’t worry about taking a bunch of expensive courses — just do it, and learn as you go. You might even start for free if possible, so that you can gain experience and as you get better, you’ll get good word of mouth.
Start out without an office, a website, business cards, employees, and a lot of equipment and software. Sure, you’ll need some of those fairly soon, but you don’t need them to start. Well, unless your business is a website — then you’ll need a site, but those are cheap.
You can get a business card later. You can set up your accounting structure later. You can figure things out as you go. The important part is just starting.
Does that mean you don’t need to plan? Well, you should, but don’t overdo it. You should give a lot of thought to what you’re good at, what you can offer, who your target customers are, how you’ll make money, how much you should charge, how you can add value beyond what is already offered out there. But don’t let it stop you — if you can’t decide on something, just start and adjust your targets as you learn.
On Quitting Your Day Job
This is a big question, and I don’t have a single answer for everyone.
I’d say for most people, it’s best to keep your day job at first, just so you have some income while you get the business started. Work in the morning, on your lunch break, after work, even during work if you’re not super busy — just don’t get fired. This is a good way to fund your startup — have a steady income and get the business going until you’re ready to quit the day job. For me, it took a little less than a year, but if I were doing it over again, I think I could do it in much less time.
For some, quitting the day job is best right away, because it gives them the kick in the butt they need to get moving. It’s scarier this way, of course, but there’s no better motivator. This is best for people who don’t have a big family to support — singles or couples without kids — or if you do have a family, perhaps you have some savings you can live on for at least 2-3 months while you get the business off the ground.
Even if you quit your day job, you might be able to do some freelancing or consulting business to get some regular income right away, as you also get the business going.
What to Do
First, you should choose something that you love and know a lot about. If you love gardening, do something related to that. If you love writing, do that. You should ideally have some experience, or be willing to put in a lot of hours learning at first. If you’re already good at something, and you love doing it, you’re off to a great start.
Next, you should figure out what you have to offer, and how it will be different than what’s already out there. How will you meet people’s needs in a new way? Who needs your service or product? How will you reach them? Where do they go now, either in the real world or online?
And what’s the simplest way you can reach them and offer your product or service? Simplest means the least work, the least amount of steps and complications, the easiest for the customer, the least expensive, the least amount to startup.
And how fast can you get started? What’s the bare minimum you need to get started? For many, this is signing up for a free web account and putting up some content. For others, this is calling the right people and meeting with them with an offer to provide services. And that’s all — get the basics started, and add the rest later.
Again, you can get the business card later. You can figure out accounting and corporate structure and all that later. You can refine your marketing and product later — just start, and keep improving.
Never Stop Learning, and Never Stop Failing
Failure is not the end of your business. It’s just the beginning.
You have to take the attitude that failure won’t stop you from making it on your own. If your business doesn’t get off the ground, learn from that. And try again, but do it better this time. You might need to get a job temporarily to fund your life as you make another attempt, but that’s OK. You do what you gotta do.
Failure isn’t a reason to get depressed, to quit. It’s a learning opportunity. Failure is a stepping stone to your success.
And if you make it, don’t take that as a reason to get complacent. You should always be learning, always improving — not because you’re not satisfied with what you’ve done, but because if you stop learning, you’ll stop having fun. There should always be new challenges, new things to explore, new skills to learn, new ways to grow.
One more thing: do not be afraid of hard work. You’ll work harder than you ever have. Becoming self-employed is not about laying around in a hammock and drinking Margaritas. Although you can do that, when you want to. It’s about loving what you do, about working hard to build something you’re proud of, about pouring your heart and soul into something rather than giving it to someone else. Make no mistake about it: you’ll work hard, or you won’t succeed. But you’ll love every minute of it.
Should I Start in a Bad Economy?
This is the best time to start. This is a time when job security is low, so risks are actually lower. This is a time to be lean, which is the best idea for starting a business. This is the time when others are quitting — so you’ll have more room to succeed.
And with social media and networking taking off, this is the easiest time to start a business, the easiest time to spread the word, the easiest time to distribute information and products and services.
And while the big corporations may struggle in a bad economy, you’re small and lean, which means you don’t have the fat that the big guys have, you are able to adjust to the market much better, and you’re less subject to the problems of financial markets, real estate markets, and other external realities.
But What If Everyone Were Self-Employed?
Is that even possible? I have no idea. I’m not advocating that, actually. I’m saying it’s been great for me, and I recommend it for those who are looking for freedom and the ability to pursue their passions and dreams. And if you are, I don’t guarantee success. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned.
But what if everyone were in business for themselves? Would this be a horrible thing? I can imagine a world of tiny businesses and free agents. I think people would collaborate — as I do today, with many people — but they’d do so as free agents, not as employees. And that’s a huge difference. A world of difference. Because then they’d come in as equals, and they’d be collaborating because they want to, because they’re excited about a project. Then the world of trying to motivate employees disappears, because people are motivated already — they’re excited, they have freedom, they choose to do the work.
That’s a utopia, obviously, and the real world would have all kinds of problems. But there are all sorts of problems today, so that would be nothing new.
I don’t know if it could happen or if it’s desirable. All I know is I enjoy my freedom, and I’m happier than ever. I wish nothing less on all of you.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Kuondoa umaskini kunahitaji vitu viwili vikubwa:
1. Bidii ya kazi (hard work0
2. Akili
Ndugu Mtanzania mwenzangu hakuna uchawi wowote katika kujikwamua na umaskini. Unaweza ukaamua kufanya kazi kwa nguvu na maarifa ukashangaa baada ya muda umeondokana na umaskini kabisa.
Kwa wale wanaofikiri wakiingia katika ufugaji kutawaletea faraja zaidi ila wanakosa ushauri basi tuwasiliane ili tuweze kupeana ushauri wa namna ya kuendesha miradi ya mtindo huu na hasa ufugaji wa kuku wa kienyeji.
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