Back up generator for poultry business

Geoffrey Mwaniki

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Geoffrey Mwaniki

Member since

July 2013

On-time repayments

280 installments  •  72%

About Me

My name is Geoffrey Mwaniki, I reside in Nairobi County, Embakasi District, Fedha Estate. I was born in Machakos County, Kathiani Division, Kaani Sub Location. It is 12km from Machakos Town to Kaani town. And approximately 400 meters off Machakos Kitui road. There is a school next to my farm called St Catherine Girls High School. I am married to Edith Baru and we have been blessed with a baby boy called Nathanael Mwaniki.He is now 4 and half years. I have been farming for the last 6 years. What started as a passion has now grown to be an established business thanks to Zidisha loans which has helped me to grow my farming business.

My Business

I am in agribusiness where I practice mixed farming. I have a Green house where I grow tomatoes and capsicums. I am also in poultry where I have 200 indigenous birds. I also have cattle and have also planted pawpaws and mangoes. I have experienced tremendous growth over the last 2 years that I have been in the business. For example, I started with 5 she goats and 1 he goat and now I have over 20 goats. In the area of Poultry, I have been able to construct a house which can hold over 2,000 birds from proceeds from the farm which am planning to stock as soon as possible. I have been also able to plant over 1,000 pawpaw trees which will mature in the next 1 year. Already I have around 100 mature pawpaw trees which I sell the fruits to my customers in Nairobi.The climate condition in our area is very good for fruits which many customers prefer them because of the sweetness.

Loan Proposal

First and foremost and want to convey my gratitude to my lenders and zidisha for the help you have given my towards achieving my financial goals. The last two loans have helped me big time.
Now am requesting for a loan of 588 US dollars to buy a generator which will act as a back up for my incubator when there electricity goes off which happens frequently in our area. The one I have been using is very small in terms of watts compared to the size of incubator. It has 500 watts and the machine has 600 watts making the generator strain a lot. I have identified one in the market which has 1,000 watts where it can run the machine and also light the chicken house especially when I have young chicks. Its been sold at 500 US dollars. The cables and also Voltage regulator is going for 33 USD and 50 USD respectively. I am looking forward for your positive response.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$604.91

Date disbursed

Jan 30, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

9 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $604.91 at 5.48% annual rate over 9 months = $26.96

Service fee: $18.18

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WilsonLending

Atlanta, United States

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Raabo

Rungsted, Denmark

José Antonio

Carapicuíba, Brazil

Raoul72

Naarden, Netherlands

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

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mogensh

København V, Denmark

Laurent

Vevey, Switzerland

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briansedz

Canton, Ohio, United States

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jimmydjjr

Gautier, United States

Boysenfam

Boulder, United States

DLarson

Morris, United States

Susansfund

Colorado Springs, United States

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markusfitza

College Station, United States

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samuk

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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davide

Vallentuna, Sweden

Jouni

Finland

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SvenWaage

Stavanger, Norway

danielytao

Boston, United States

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Katehar

Maple Valley, WA, United States

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jwharding

Hamburg, Germany

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janharg

Garland, Tx, United States

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UmSaeed

Southfield, United States

Alina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Aaron

Zurich, Switzerland

OlyRhys

Olympia, United States

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jerryq

Redding, United States

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lilbsedz

Raleigh, United States

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Tui1974

nuenen, Netherlands

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Rearden

STAVANGER, Norway

HMS_5th_Grade

Honolulu, United States

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solarkismet

Logan, United States

Cricketca

San Jose, United States

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amish

San Francisco, United States

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Avalokiteshvara

Yau Yat Chuen, Hong Kong

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UTLonghorn

Lincoln, United States

PulsoJewelry

Los Angeles, United States

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smetis

Kananaskis, Canada

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Pavane

Kungsbacka, Sweden

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ronimo

Brussels, Belgium

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ThereIsNoGod

Singapore, Singapore

Kristrun Tinna

Reykjavik, Iceland

somuchjackson

Boston, United States

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rosebo

Bend, United States

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happytrailsjpd

South Bend, United States

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markus61

cologne, Germany

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mibrahim51

Mountain View, United States

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akshu71

Ottawa, Canada

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RohitSingh

Montreal, Canada

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dj9812

United States

TomF925

www.AfricaLeap.com, United States

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Morgan1301

United States

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liseman

United States

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elhh82

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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Old People

Corona Del Mar, United States

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Peaches

United States

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osubucks45

United States

jonnyhj

Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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FSO

Canada

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jenda

Czech Republic

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Lender59

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

AndrewNeu

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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timnj

United States

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JonAlec

United States

D

Desteli

United States

Mikers

Netherlands

NathanMoore

United States

Frank Termathe

Frankfurt Main, Germany

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

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  • John Oyollo    Oct 21, 2018

    I hope all shall be well with Mwaniki since we have talked and he has assured me, he is going to clear his outstanding dues amicably. I shall notify you in case of any development . Thank you lenders

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  • John Oyollo    Jun 4, 2018

    Geoffrey has promised to clear his outstanding debt soonest possible, he has reported to me, he had some unavoidable financial constraints that caused the missed payments. I am convinced that all is going to well due to his past exemplary record. I will let you know of any development when practicable

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Oct 13, 2017

    Wow!!!!I am so so excited. Thank you my lenders for funding my loan.I commit myself that I will not let you down and I will keep you updated in the progress toward this good cause. Thank you very much.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Oct 6, 2017

    Once again words are failing me when I remember how you guys are helping. me and many others.
    Mine is to say a big thank you and beseech you not to stop doing good. Thank you so very much for helping me become somebody. My story is from rags to riches. I am very grateful to you all.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Jul 2, 2017

    My business is growing well and I think I can afford to pay a larger installment.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Dec 27, 2016

    Hey,
    I greet you all trusting that you are doing. First of all receive my apologies for not informing that I got the loan. I had gone to supervise the work after getting the loan. I am so grateful for the money and it has helped me to buy the materials for the finishing. Here are some of photos of work the work done.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Nov 28, 2016

    I am lost of words to express how I feel.ooh thank you so much my lenders for fully funding my loan.I pledge not to disappoint you in repayment. God bless you so very much.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Nov 24, 2016

    Sometimes words fails me when it comes to express my gratitude for the lenders who have believed in me and have seen me grow my farming passion to a farming business. The loans have been of tremendous help. As I come to you again,I have built a house from the the proceeds of my business and I can tell you the sky is not even the limit.thank you so very much and continue with the good work you are doing.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    May 10, 2016

    I trust you are all well and doing fine. I am so grateful to start repaying my loan again after few months of challenges. My business had dipped a bit low due electricity shortcomings as our region was being upgraded which made me stop production of day old chicks. The power sub-station are now through with the upgrading and power supply has regained it's nolmacy and I am back to business. Thank you so very much for being patient with me.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Mar 29, 2016

    Trust you are all well.For the past two months business has been low and has affected my weekly repayment but I promise that I will bounce back soon.Please bear with me.

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  • Benedict Makau    Dec 3, 2015

    Geoffery GO! GO!GO!
    I love the spirit.You will be successful!

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Nov 19, 2015

    Thanks so much my lenders.Its another opportunity you have given me to expand my business.Now I will increase my poultry flock and not only expanding bringing a new breed which will revolutionize my business.Thank you very much and once again I promise to resilient in repayment of the loan.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Nov 5, 2015

    Hey to my lenders,
    It is always a joy to write to you. I am so delighted to inform you that I have fully repayed my loan and I am again to you to ask for another loan. The past loans have been of great help to establish my business especially the last loan which enabled me to purchase The back up generator. My business is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to you. I am able to pay school fees for my son with ease who joined Baby Class (Early Childhood Education) Again I say thank you and promise that if you help me get the loan I want to apply I will not let you down.Thank you.

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  • Laurent    Apr 30, 2015

    Hi Geoff,
    Very nice from you to have written a proactive post to let us know how you are doing.
    Good idea the picture as well.
    Take care. Laurent

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Apr 15, 2015

    Hi team,
    Am so happy to write to you. Want to inform me you that I my generetor helped to get the best percentage rate I have ever gotten since I started hatching chicks. I got 420 chicks from 528 eggs incubated. Thats almsot 80%. Also I have notice the fuel consumption is very efficient. I have put the chicks in the brooder as I wait for clients to pick their orders and also others I will rear for my stock. Thank you so very much guys for you help.

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Feb 25, 2015

    Hey Laurent, I trust you are doing fine. Yes did acquire the second generator and I can tell you time is very efficient. So far the major difference I have been able to notice is, it has very less noise compared to the old one.I will be able to know margin of fuel consumption by the end of the next hatching I will do which I am very sure it will be significant and will increase my profit margin.Thank you so much guys for the loan.

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  • Laurent    Feb 23, 2015

    Hello Geoffrey, I can see that you are repaying on time, thank-you for that. Have you been able yet to buy and install your second generator?
    Laurent

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  • Laurent    Jan 31, 2015

    Hi Geoffrey, good luck with you project and with your growth plan. I wish you all possible success!

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  • Geoffrey Mwaniki    Jan 30, 2015

    Thank you guys for Funding my loan. I will try my level best not to let you down. That one,I promise.Thank you again.

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