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I was born 36 years ago in Kangari location Murang'a county. Am married to a wife and am father of two boys . I grew up in the village where my mum and my late father were small scale farmers. I got my education up to high school level. After my certificates I was not able to proceed to college because my other siblings were also in school and my mum single handedly could not afford. After high school I helped my mum in farming for two years after which I got a casual job in the capital Nairobi. The company didn't offer any unskilled personnel a parmanent job. So I decided to save for college fees. After two years I had not saved enough for the fees and I decided to venture in strawberry farming and I stopped working to concentrate on farming. I like farming, playing badminton and hanging out with kids.
I ventures into graphic design and printing which i had a lot of interests in when i was young, Kenya being a developing country needs alot of paper work and printing in general, then there are so many upcoming companies that needs advertisements inform of flyers, brochures, banners, stickers and company logs e.t.c.
From this business i pay my bills pay school fees for my children and i also make random visit to children home once a month.
I was doing farming only and this Zidisha platform helped me and i started this business from scratch which has also employed four other people.
I am grand to have joined zidisha my life is changing to the best. I have even started on teaching youth on the strawberries venture. Thanks to the lenders that i can see some changes in my farm and earnings.
My borehole is doing great the is no one time i don't have water for my plants and domestic use but the hand pulley have made blisters on my hand.
This time am borrowing money to purchase a submersible water pump to ease the way of drawing water from the borehole. The pump is pedrolo one horse power pump. The market price in our country is 500 dollars. It will make my job easier and no waste of time.
I will repay using my income from the strawberries.
Thanks in advance.
Sep 27, 2014
Cost to entrepreneur
Lender interest: $446.89 at 4.67% annual rate over 3 months = $6.02
Service fee: $4.66