Purchase day-old chicks and equipment for poultry farm

Juliana Mbugwa

Kamirithu, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Juliana Mbugwa

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

232 installments  •  50%

About Me

My names are Juliana Chebet Mbugua. I was born and raised in the Rift Valley in a town called Kericho, and I have 3 brothers and two sisters. I joined Loitok Tok High School before I got married to a guy from Central who was working as a mechanic in the Rift Valley. Life in my home was so hard and my brothers had to go to school, so I had to get married to at least reduce the burden at home.

After marriage everything was OK: a hard-working husband who took care of me, opened a shop for me, and I got my first son a year later. My husband helped my brothers with their schooling and almost did everything for them.

After the 2008 elections is when things became hard. As I am from Rift Valley and my husband is from Central, and the two tribes are fighting against each other, my husband had to go to Central with the kids and I had to remain in the Rift Valley. We couldn't pay rent, school fees were a problem, but when peace was found again, I decided to join my husband in Central and we began a new life.

Things were hard because I didn't have a job and my husband was not known, so life was really stressful. Then I had to go to farms to do labour works, digging cultivation. This how I got employed at Betel Children's Home: when the pastor found my work in the farm to be good, I was employed to take care of the farm, then later as a matron.

My son is into business, the second-born is doing social science final year, and my last-born daughter is in high school and would like to be a nurse in the future. I like travelling, playing with kids, and farming.

My Business

I am a matron at Betel Children's Home. My work is to cook and take care of 15 children. I am paid a monthly salary of 350 USD, which I spend on my child's education and support my husband, who is a mechanic. I also do small-scale farming in the church farm, but this is not for sale: it's used to feed the children.

In the church, there is plenty of space where I can rear chickens for sale, and this the reason I will really appreciate getting a loan which will support me in beginning this project. Chicken is always in demand, and I am sure if I begin this I will be able to target hotels and people around. With the help of the kids, it will be easy for me to do the project.

Loan Proposal

I send my appreciation to all lenders and zidisha for the financial support you gave to me when i needed to start a chick rearing project.
I managed to pay the first loan on time and my chicks are doing well despite losing one.
Drugs and feeds for this chicks are a little bit expensive but my husband helped me out with that.
I have also managed to go for a three day seminar on chick raring as a business.

I would like to request for a loan of 202USD and this is how i plan to use it as soon as i get the cash.
I will be buying this chicks after every one week
buy 20 one day old chicks at 22USD
after one week buy 20 one day old chicks at 22
after two week buy 20 one day old chicks at 22USD
buy drinkers and charcoal stove all at 100USD
buy feeding trough at 36USD

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$203.26

Date disbursed

May 19, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.60

Lenders

investor

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stroll

Stockholm, Sweden

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

R

RobBne

Brisbane, Australia

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

A

Andy

Berlin, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Bobrm2k3

Charleston, United States

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

M

marcmesich

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Genady

Münich, Germany

E

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Marin county, United States

Z

zvrk2014

Brookline, MA, United States

D

drorm

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

S

Samhall8

Brandon, Canada

M

mkrsko

Slovakia

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

VK

Vasily Kudrin

Moscow, Russia

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

L

luckiestmonkey

United States

R

rwebb

United States

I

idris

United States

Thorn

North Carolina, United States

M

M.Umar

Pakistan

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

Gab

Singapore

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Heiko

Haan, Germany

TM

Theo Mbise

Switzerland

Cassian Opara

London / Dubai, United Arab Emirates

T

thedan33

Czech Republic

HB

Henry Bartram

United Kingdom

JD

Jeff DePree

United States

OS

Omar Silas

United States

DC

Dan Crosby

United States

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