Better floor for the birds

John Macharia

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Macharia

Member since

April 2015

On-time repayments

153 installments  •  78%

About Me

Growing up at the foot of the Aberdare ranges, my teacher instilled in me a desire to excel in whatever i do all through my education life i have aspired to do this. Even when odds ad obstacles hindered me i pressed on by working hard in whatever job i found myself in enabling me overcome. With increased demands of life a business seemed a good way to start o. However despite failure i pressed on. You can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it. this is my motto

My Business

Vermiculture and Purchase of Feed making inputs and Equipment
AS enumerated in different researches Agriculture continues to be an essential sector as it offers food, employment opportunities and income to many people both in the urban and rural areas. The sector is divided into more than one subsector namely; livestock sub-sector, crop-subsector, the manufacturing sector, the service sector among others. All these sectors play a pivotal role in ensuring that the agricultural sector continues to grow. The livestock sector, one of the important sectors, improves nutrition by providing households with eggs, meat and creation of employment opportunities. Small scale poultry farming, an essential category in the livestock sub-sector, can provide positive spiral events that will not only improve the nutrition but also lead the rural households out of poverty. Moreover, it can be used to empower women whose integral role in farming households of bearing most of the responsibilities for household food security and income is crucial. Interventions aimed at improving smallholders and especially women capacity to produce poultry places them at a pivotal position to play a great role in meeting food demand.
Main challenge is feed production and utilization
The loan is intended to purchase feed making inputs and equipment. These will be used in starting up a small feed production center combined with training smallholder farmers on the use of insects and worms as important supplements to poultry production as well as the economics of production especially for small livestock such as poultry. The funds will also be used to set up a mini demonstration site on insect rearing to help the farmers learn how to rear the insects for poultry feed and where excess sell to the other poultry farmers.
Revenue comes from training cost, sale of mini-kits for insect rearing and sale of the manufactured feed to smallholder farmers at an affordable price.

Loan Proposal

After Acquiring the previous loan i developed a good structure for the poultry by ensuring that it is well ventilated and covered to protect against vermin and other predators. However the floor is wet and requires cementing and placement of warm bedding to allow birds produce efficiently.
The Money will be used to buy the following
1. 10bags cement US$ @8per bag =US$ 80.00
2. 2-7tonne lorries Ballast US$ @50 per lorry=US$ 100.00
3. 2-7tonne lorries sand US$ @50 per lorry=US$ 100.00
4. 1- 7tonne lorry hardcore US$ @40 per lorry=US$ 40.00
5. 5-days labour US$ @16 per lorry=US$ 70.00
Total =US$ 390.00

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$394.43

Date disbursed

Dec 1, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

7 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $19.72

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London, United Kingdom

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New York, United States

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BRWorthington

San Francisco, United States

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Daniel

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Vancouver, Canada

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johan

Oslo, Norway

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Reggio Emilia, Italy

Veronika

victoria, Canada

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Sydney, Australia

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Toronto, Canada

malcolm D

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Greensboro, United States

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San Francisco, United States

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MichaelDean

San Jose, United States

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Barcelona, Spain

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kathy207

South Portland, United States

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Queens, NY, United States

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ToddK

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Dillon, United States

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Steveandson

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simranandtyler

London, Ontario, Canada

Kate4Good

Washington, United States

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freewheelin

Perth, Australia

DaveinPerth

Perth, Australia

BJ

Brandon Joz

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John

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Joseph P. Edd

Seoul, Republic of Korea

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London, United Kingdom

Jeff and Marcie

Portland, OR, United States

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gregoryhk

San Francisco, United States

MichaelR

Los Angeles, United States

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danny

Karlsruhe, Germany

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proby24

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Nanobug

Wilton, CT, United States

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tmsaddress

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Becks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

dajawein

Gladstone, Australia

FlamingFreedom

Manchester, United States

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DamoA

Wollstonecraft, Australia

Kahenti

Seoul, Republic of Korea

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missjoyy

Munich, Germany

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portlandloans

Portland, United States

Mavos

Gothenburg, Sweden

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RichardH

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Colorado Springs, United States

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AustA

Sydney, Australia

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bgj21

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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glomardor

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Sandra

Tillamook, Oregon, United States

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markusfitza

College Station, United States

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Stamford, USA, United States

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Austin, United States

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jzidi

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Singapore, Singapore

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doinggood

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Austrian

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PhilACK

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birtom

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Matthew

New York, NY, United States

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samuk

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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cczapp

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Washington, United States

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MichelD

Bangkok, Thailand

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Boston, United States

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jwharding

Hamburg, Germany

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Dionne

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MPatino01

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Alina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Zurich, Switzerland

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Gordons28

Santa Monica, United States

davidt

San Francisco, United States

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Gwencalon

Garching b. Muenchen, Germany

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javifdezsainz

Madrid, Spain

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texasags

owasso, United States

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tchafin

Los Angeles, United States

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BassClef

Bozeman, United States

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tbogz

Singapore, Singapore

ericacamille

Brooklyn, United States

Richard100

Santa Ana, United States

nmatpt

Lisboa, Portugal

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prashant

SUNNYVALE, United States

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gregc

Calgary, Canada

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solarkismet

Logan, United States

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ddandipu

Calgary, Canada

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acolomitchi

Eynesbury, Australia

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amish

San Francisco, United States

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Avalokiteshvara

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CJAnderson

Sydney, Australia

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UTLonghorn

Lincoln, United States

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2Samuel22

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BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

ashleeandjeanelle

Auckland, New Zealand

Peter Marozzi

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Navigator

Alavus, Finland

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Langen, Germany

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Krishroff

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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asmoris

Toronto, Canada

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olliepalmer

London, United Kingdom

Bill2073

Florida, United States

Nadja

Weissach, Germany

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ommthree

Egg, Switzerland

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corvus

Paris, France

kivadoris

Vancouver, Washington, United States

Erika

Calgary, Canada

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jocke

Stockholm, United States

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colomar

Langen, Germany

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malaga, Spain

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sarapho

Hawkestone, Canada

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saraef

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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AndrewC

London, United Kingdom

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Paleomagick

Eldred, United States

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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Pavane

Kungsbacka, Sweden

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wilma95

napa, United States

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NickLuder

London, United Kingdom

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Oslo, Norway

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ThereIsNoGod

Singapore, Singapore

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Escalada

Bakersfield, CA, United States

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andprosper

World Peace, United States

MarshFamilyUK

Canterbury, United Kingdom

dmirpuri

Bangkok, Thailand

MrCane

Montevideo, Uruguay

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Boston, United States

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Goetterbote79

Neuhausen, Germany

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Alexxa

Vancouver, Canada

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Malibu

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tommychheng

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allie105

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idris

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SCHAC

Switzerland

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Scaevola

Netherlands

Mike and Jacqui

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Mexico, Mexico

Arne Bachmann

Hamburg, Germany

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Brian Mickel

United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Robert

Sweden

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Mathias

Cologne, Germany, United States

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Howard Cheng

New York City, United States

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Byron

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JL

Jindou Lee

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WE

Wendy Emlyn

Devon, United Kingdom

Paul Buchheit

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