Automatic soler powered irrigation system for my farm

Edward Orapu

Burumba, Kenya

1% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Edward Orapu

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

272 installments  •  6%

About Me

My name Is Edward Orapu. I was born in a family of 10 kids . I am I the first born. My mum sells fish while my dad was a security guard though he lost his job. I went upto secondary school but did not joined higher learning insitututions due to lack of school fees.
After secondary school ,I went to capital city Nairobi where I looked for a white collar job. None was was forth coming and so i settled on construction work. The job was tough but i had to do it because without it i could not put food on the table. December come and everyone was moving up country for the christmas holidays and so I joined them. After the holidays I was to travel back to the city and had no fare!! That is when i decided to do some traditional leafy African vegetables to help me get fare. After three weeks my cow-peas was ready for the harvest,I was shocked when i reached the market ,I realized what i could make in three weeks was my entire earnings in the capital for 3months. I made a decision to remain in the village and try my hand in farming.
Our culture is bit diversified depending on the clan. but the most unique culture is Bakhayo day celebrated once a year. Its usually funny,it includes singing,dancing and playing drums. The occasion is blessed by community elders.
My son is only 9months old. I will work hard to give him the best in life.
I like watching soccer and meeting new people during my free time.

My Business

I provide green vegetables to the clients and customers. My vegetables always reach the market in fresh and I always observe hygiene and that has always given me a competitive edge.
Green vegetables are very important for both the low income earners and the high income earners as it is used either as full meal or supplement to meat and fish.
I choose these business because it gave me much more revenues compared to construction work I was doing in the capital city Nairobi.
I spend $50 on manure and seeds. On most occasions i provide labor myself and so it cuts the costs of production . My revenues are $200 in a month. I use my profits to expand my farm,through input purchase and leasing more land,Taking care of my young family and taking care of my siblings and parents.

Loan Proposal

Dear lenders, I wish to knowledge and thank you for your continued efforts to support me. I am working towards minimizing inputs and maximizing output. I would wish to install an efficient and convenient solar powered watering system in my horticulture farm. The system uses less water and hence will help me water a big area with the little water my borehole can provide. It also makes it easier to and less labour is required. my income will increase by 50% from these expansion. i expect to acquire the irrigation system at $540. I would use my savings to fill the gap. Thank you lenders.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$483.00

Date disbursed

Jun 10, 2015

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

61 months

Lenders

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WilsonLending

Atlanta, United States

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snowcrystal86

New York, United States

C

CThelper

Guilford, United States

mbunifu

San Jose, United States

José Antonio

Carapicuíba, Brazil

A

andyfletcher

I want my "My loans" page back, Qatar

lorrymac

Killough, United Kingdom

C

cgrumboski

Atlanta, United States

Miloslava

Praha, Czech Republic

T

tommy0579

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

T

tloureiro

Pfungstadt, Germany

R

Roman

Barcelona, Spain

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

AnnaChristina

Pittsburgh, United States

M

mogensh

København V, Denmark

P

psimeon

Palo Alto, United States

tmisch

San Jose, California, United States

Apmay

Melbourne, Australia

DavidRisstrom

Melbourne, Australia

C

chrisherron

Chicago, United States

H

hanso

Arendal, Norway

S

stevetanner

Geneva, Switzerland

J

JandC

Watsonville, United States

Z

Zippo

Berlin, Germany

Los Wade

United States

A

Aman

Johannesburg, South Africa

E

ebronken

Oslo, Norway

D

danderson1953

Plainsboro, United States

AdvancingCompassion

San Diego, United States

N

nanax005

SALEM, United States

J

JoeSolar

Virginia, United States

J

jeremy

Chicago, United States

A

argos

Zurich, Switzerland

E

eboleaga

Mexico City, Mexico

S

spesalvi

Houston, United States

R

Rachel

Vernon, Canada

C

Caalve

Bratislava, Slovakia

A

Andy

Berlin, United States

T

TurgayAlihos

SOUTHBANK, Australia

A

Andrew22

Hopewell PA, United States

L

Ldeschae

Gent, Belgium

M

Marod

Edmonton, Canada

Travis

Canada

E

EnriqueD

Madrid, Spain

D

dhumble

De Pere, United States

D

dpvidal

Eindhoven, Netherlands

F

Fish42

Fairfax Station, United States

Delphis2k

Birmingham, United Kingdom

H

Harmony

Cleveland, United States

Padrino

Kilkenny, Ireland

P

peaceandcarrots

Hilltop, United States

D

Dealbert

Stockholm, Sweden

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SnifferTheBunny

Brighton, United Kingdom

M

Mieli

Kotka, Finland

ibc123

Seattle, United States

M

magnaculpa

Silver Spring, United States

E

elkocsis

Kirkland, United States

Jamesaubrey

Norman, United States

B

BearLa

Indianapolis, United States

zZola

Gilford, United States

M

mark3339

San Diego, United States

C

Clben7

Cincinnati, United States

Déméter&Kotler

Paris, France

S

scottpz

branford, United States

Garry Tan

San Francisco, California, United States

I

ImSirFing

United States

Shemuel

New Jersey, United States

I

ibd267

Ambler, United States

G

guiambros

United States

C

chrishol

United States

1

1prevo

Slovakia

araidia

United States

E

electrolite

United States

C

CRR7x

United States

N

nlane

Vietnam

P

phantomdiver

United States

H

Heroofcanton

United States

R

retzroff

United States

L

luissantos

Netherlands

K

Kimbo

Vietnam

atallman

London, United Kingdom

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

VK

Vasily Kudrin

Moscow, Russia

T

tehmle

United States

T

Tim47

United States

M

Medagan

San Franciso, United States

A

afrakhan

United Kingdom

adrianz

United States

ND

Nick DG

Exeter, United Kingdom

H

hayek

Stuttgart, Germany

L

LondonTown

United Kingdom

S

Schwartz

United States

M

mcgeefamilyny

United States

T

Tony1

Australia

lottospots

Reading, United Kingdom

A

andreab

United States

JP

James Parker

Sacramento, United States

Eduardo

Sorocaba, Brazil

S Masler

Tennessee, U.S.A., United States

Shen Ge

Houston, United States

P

pombo

United States

H

Hans

Germany

Frank Termathe

Frankfurt Main, Germany

S

Sebastian

Dortmund, Germany

MJ

Matt Jenkins

United Kingdom

jinn

United Kingdom

Lauren

United Kingdom

M

mmartin

United States

AP

Adam Peterson

United States

D

Daman

United States

Zain Haq

Chicago, United States

HW

Hans Weiss

Kiel, in the very north of Germany, Germany

Jerome

Switzerland

S

Steve

United States

DC

Dennis Comeau

United States

Benni

Stuttgart, Germany

Jason Ogg

New Zealand

AC

Adam Cameron

United Kingdom

C

cnr

United States

DB

Dianne Bayes

Huntersville, United States

BS

Bart Sturm

Amsterdam, Brazil

Francoise Kuenzi

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Deb Fox

Melbourne, Australia

Mark Thumpston

Solihull, UK, United Kingdom

MA

Mary Art Hunt

United States

YG

Yann Graf

Netherlands

Jack Doolan

Newcastle, United Kingdom

K

KJLake

United States

V

Vantine

United States

R

Ryan

United States

Matthias

Seattle, United States

Jeremy

Washington State, United States, United States

M

Maggie

Australia

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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