Need a dairy cow to increase production

Benjamin Watako

Nambale, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Benjamin Watako

Member since

October 2014

On-time repayments

315 installments  •  49%

About Me

My name is Benjamin Watako Opara,I was born in Busia County in a Family of 9,and I am the first born.I went to Nambale primary School and later joined Musingu High School for post primary Education.I later joined kenyatta University for a degree in BCOM ,accounting option.
After graduating getting a job become a nightmare.I have been searching for actively but with no success.I decided to venture into farming as it was the only available option at ,I have done it with passion and its paying off.Though I have no background in agriculture.I have attended short causes on AI and green house maintenance to keep me posted about latest techniques.
I come from land where most people are farmers,we general do subsistence farming for daily food consumption.We also hold traditional circumcision and its always fun.
I have two kids and they are in lower primary school and they both want to be commercial farmers in future. In addition a niece who had dropped out of school because her polygamous father could not pay her school fees settled with me and i have been paying her fees and maintaining her now for three yaers.she is doing her certificate for primary examination this november.I always encourage them to work hard in school so that they can get the best life can give.
During my free time I always go herding my cattle,and cleaning the zero grazing unit.

My Business

I am a small scale dairy farmer,and I keep two dairy cattle namely Lando and Dibworo,I like the cattle and i call them by name.Land is lactating and so I provide my neighborhood with fresh milk,every morning.
I always sell my Milk at fair price and this gives me a competitive edge,I also make sure my milk is clean and does not add any water to make it more.This has gained me trust on my clients.I also allow clients to take milk on credit so that they can pay at the end of the month.
In a month I spend $50 on transport ,feeds and pesticides.my revenues in a good month is $300.I make an average of $220 in a good month.
I use the profits to pay school fees for my siblings and kids.
Thank you for visiting my profile

Loan Proposal

Hi lenders. Thank you for bringing me this far.I wish to request for a loan of sh 35056 to buy a dairy cow.i have managed to save about 220 dollars since the weather for agriculture has been good. i wish to add to the borrowed funds to make it 500 dollars.with this amount i can find a good milk dairy cow.i expect it to produce about10 liters milk everyday and it can contribute about 150 dollars in a month.with this amount together with the other aggregated income i feel i can be able to repay my loan comfortably as well as fund my other needs

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$350.31

Date disbursed

Aug 11, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $14.55

Lenders

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Tmann

Los Angeles, United States

carlos vendrell

Barcelona, Spain, Philippines

F

Forba

Mo i Rana, Norway

sarasofia

Stockholm, Sweden

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

O

oasis

Boise, United States

A

AlexCheng

Seattle, United States

A

anonymous123

United States

SeeMeeFi

Ontario, Canada

southcentral

Zürich, Switzerland

M

marcelitohb

Bremen, Germany

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

jimmycarterforever

Missoula, United States

1

1711mp

Brooklyn, United States

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

M

Marod

Edmonton, Canada

K

kingcamo1095

Mountain Home, United States

H

howard

Vence, France

L

LenoMetus

Perth, Australia

B

BMcDermott

Washington, DC, United States

J

JudoGlenn

North Olmsted, United States

dlpringle

Denver, United States

mfrost3

Dakar, Senegal

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

mkrsko

Slovakia

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

chriseyre

Fremont, Ca, United States

B

bscent

Hong Kong

V

vbud

United States

WiscoHorndog

United States

K

Keith

Luxembourg

Otto Barten

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dave

Ede, Netherlands

T

twm3823

United States

gugudu

Austria

OllieOladele

London, United Kingdom

pelhage

United States

K

Kristiina

All Countries

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

A

Alexander

Innsbruck, Austria

S

Susie

Christchurch, New Zealand

JM

John Myers

United States

Max Lettenberger

Madison, WI, United States

Julia

United States

RB

Richard Busby

United States

RT

Rakesh Tondon

United States

Lisa Hendry

Cheltenham, UK, United Kingdom

JA

Jonathan A.

United Kingdom

M

Mart

United Kingdom

Robin Padberg

Pétion-Ville, Haiti

V

Varun

New Zealand

RL

Ren Louca

United Kingdom

K

Katha

Germany

John Minges

United States

Mark Grey

Redding, CT, United States

Egor

Kiev, Ukraine

I

Irene

Switzerland

DL

Dan Lawrence

United States

M

Marzl

Germany

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