Piping to install irrigation for tomato farm

Billy Bwantu

Siavonga, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Billy Bwantu

Location

Siavonga, Zambia

On-time repayments

44 weekly installments  •  48%

About Me

My name is Billy Bwantu. I live in Siavonga town. I am married with four children.

I run a shop where I sell various types of agricultural products, such as fertilizers and Seeds.

I started this business because I am a farmer and I understand what farmers want to get better crop yields.

I advise farmers on seed varieties, types of fertilizers to apply and what types of herbicides to apply to crops.

My Business

I am a farmer and I also run a shop selling agricultural products.

I sell seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and sprayers. I also sell some of the crops which I grow at my farm, such as tomatoes and cabbages.

I started small, with a small vegetable garden and a water pump, which I bought using a loan I received from the community.

Thanks to the lenders I have now managed to open an agricultural shop.

Loan Proposal

I plan to buy 2 rolls of 50mm x 100m poly pipes for use on my farm to water my tomatoes.

The lake water keeps moving further and further, so I need to add more poly pipes to my farm equipment.

I also plan to extend my garden so I can add more vegetables on the farm.
I will use water from the lake to water my vegetables.

Income Source

I sale my vegetables to marketeers, shop owners and restaurants who buy on a daily basis, so I am able to repay the loan in the coming weeks.

Vegetables are hard to find in Siavonga because of the terrain and the extreme heat, so I have a lot of customers who come to buy my vegetables.

It is for this reason why i would like to extend my garden and grow more vegetables.

My Videos

Feb 15, 2021: Purchase fertilizers and seeds for my shop

Feedback

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  • Chris Coulson    Oct 4, 2020

    Billy sends pictures of what he's doing so you can actually see the difference you're making by lending him money.

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  • Sina and Jonas Miederer    Oct 4, 2020

    Billy is a very transparent person and even sent us some pictures of the stuff he bought and how they installed it.

    Thanks, Billy, for the chance to support you and your business!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$187.37

Date disbursed

Sep 11, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $21.88

Credit risk payment: $19.66

Lenders

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

IM

Isak Maaseide

Tromso, Norway, Norway

Jason

Auckland, New Zealand

T

tophini

Alma, United States

AG

Alexandre Genereux

Gatineau, Canada

V

Vince

Wagga Wagga, Australia

Sayuri

United Kingdom

DK

Daniel Kalla

Saint Paul, United States

Yosef

United States

CC

Chris Coulson

United Kingdom

B

Bravin

United States

R

Regina

Galatasaray, Turkey

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