Building a retail shop

Hadija Abdulahi

Nairobi, Kenya

12% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Hadija Abdulahi

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

101 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

Hello my name is Hadija Abdulahi, I was born in Nairobi but my family later moved to Nanyuki, where my mother lives to date. Growing up, my father was a civil servant, he instilled entrepreneurial skills in us.

I am married with two kids.
I live in Machakos with my son who is 5 years and daughter who is 3years.
Currently my husband lives in Mombasa because of his work, we opted not to move with him so that I can be able to manage our poultry farm in Machakos (1 hour drive away).

I was initially employed but I had to quit when I conceived to take care of our children.
I have a passion for cooking and love to trying out new recipes, some turn out great others not so nice. Recently I took up blogging as a platform for sharing my recipes.

Living on one income is hard especially when there are kids involved, that is why some years back when I had guest, I decide to make some crunchy donuts for 4 o`clock tea snack and they loved them. This became the starting point for my home based donuts business, My friends started giving me orders for their home snacks and for their parties.

I used the profits from this business to invest in poultry farming.

My Business

Marami Poultry farm

This is a free range poultry farm which started with only three (3) hens and one (1) cockrel in 2015. The farm has now grown and has almost 160 free range chicken.
The number of birds would have been more were it not for diseases that killed more than half of our birds stock.

We have one full time employee who takes care of the birds.

The birds we have are in two batches which are
batch 1: 28 birds.
batch 2: 132 birds.
We curently get 72 eggs daily, the amount is growing daily.
We are underfeeding the birds because of the high feeds cost in the market.

We sell the eggs to the nearby shops at $4 a tray of 30 eggs, which translates to $240 a month, this money is not enough to feed the birds and pay our employee at the end of the month.

I recently attend a class on poultry feeds production so that we can make our own feeds and cut cost and also improve on our eggs production. If we able to get a atleast 150 eggs a day this would mean earning $20 a day and $600 a month.
This would amount would be sufficient to run the farm profitably.

The reason I choose free range poultry farming is because they are low maintenance and they fetch good market price as compared to broilers and layers.

Loan Proposal

I'm having a hard time going to the business premises and looking after the kids and house all by myself. So my husband is willing to come and chip in and help me build a shop in our compound.

This loan I will subdivide as follows :
1 lorry of bricks 25,000
1 lorry of sand 28,000
1 lorry of ballast 23,000

Income Source

I already have a running business of selling eggs, chicken, fish, ice Popsicle and ice cream. This I know will go a long way in repaying this loan as well.

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Lenders

Babbitt Family Foundation

Sioux Falls, SD,  United States

Vincent Strangio

Pittsburgh, PA,  United States

Susan Benjamin

United States

Utahna

United States

Black and White Zebra

Vancouver,  Canada

Sayuri

United Kingdom

Claudius Brasil

United Kingdom

Tom Purser

Cambridge,  United Kingdom

Christine

Munich,  Germany

Stefan Koshold

Mülheim,  Germany

Joost

Noord Brabant,  Netherlands

Urszula

United Kingdom

MarktheMormon

Sandy, Utah,  United States

ads68

Melbourne,  Australia

Richard

Shrewsbury,  United Kingdom

Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

sderickson

Berkeley, CA,  United States

MarcF

Paris,  France

J

Jeanna

Richmond,  United States

RT

Ravi Taxali

Markham,  Canada

G

garrybuck

Oro Valley,  United States

GR

Gabe Radovsky

United States

B

bileiro

Mandaluyong,  Philippines

SS

Sabrina Shuss

United States

KL

Kerry Lane

United States

B

Bharat

Princeton,  United States

R

Ru

New York,  United States

J

John

Minneapolis,  United States

M

MaggieK

United States

F

Fonz

United States

IM

Isak Maaseide

Tromso, Norway,  Norway

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston,  United States

JI

James Innes

United Kingdom

G

guenter

Bremen,  Germany

KS

Kevin Scott

United States

GH

Gary Horneman

United States

EW

Eric West

United States

SR

Sean Rodgers

Wellington,  New Zealand

AN

Alex N

Australia

MG

MICHAEL GANN

United States

CL

Caleb Liu

United States

M

Melissa

United States

V

Vic

Finland

MC

Mike Cormack

Vancouver,  Canada

E

emily

Australia

H

HJ

Switzerland

J

James

United Kingdom

C

Cole

United States

W

Wim

Deventer,  Netherlands

B

Berend

Netherlands

E

Eva

United States

HR

Helen Ross

United States

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Loan Info

Disbursed amount

$736.29

Date disbursed

Apr 26, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $736.29 = $36.81

Credit risk payment: $36.81

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