Commercial farming initiative

Edwin Amira

Butere, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Edwin Amira

Member since

January 2015

On-time repayments

139 installments  •  73%

About Me

I grew up as a total orphan who struggled through life to make it this far. I remember, while in high school, I used to take casual jobs to take care of my needs, including paying my school fees. Being third born and with the other two elder siblings were in school as well, there was no one else left to help. The church remained the only applicable place for solace in my life. He was so gracious that through my struggles, He let me progress: today I have two degrees and I am pushing on with my PhD.

I like business so much since it supplements quite a lot in my family and it enables me stretch out to meet other people's needs, including offering support to the church. I am employed by the government, but I use my extra time in farming and business. I currently keep 75 chickens (croilers) and now wish to do agribusiness. I want to take advantage of people harvesting and purchase maize at low prices now, and dispose next year when prices will have escalated. I have several bags of maize harvested from my farm and still drying. This maize will be stored for food and purchased more for sale.

I bought vegetable seeds for commercial basis: among them, sugar-loaf, carrots, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and pepper. I intend to take my farming to the next level, subject to finding.

My Business

My income comes from employment and business. I am using this income to take care of my children and my two foster children. I have plans of taking two children (orphans) in January 2018 to Shibanga Secondary School, a school in my village which I hope I can afford from the income gotten from the farming that I am doing. The projected fees for the two are Ksh. 48,000 (USD $462).

As a way of giving back to the community, I am also a strong member of my church (Anglican Church of Kenya - Butere Diocese) and a senior official; I serve as a Synod member and patron to the Board of Trustees, Shibanga parish. I will take part of my surplus to church for blessings and for the support of the people of God.

Loan Proposal

I intend to spend the money that will be disbursed to me for commercial farming. This farming will be besides the retail shop that is already operating. I already leased three acres of land and now want to concentrate on farm inputs that will see me have a bumper harvest. The harvest will eventually be sold at some point to be able to continue with farming, maybe into large scale then.
I will purchase fertilizer( 4 bags) @ a total of 79.2 Dollars and would have wished to purchase seeds from this money but because of the deposit of Ksh.10,000 i will purchase seeds from the shop profits.

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About Me

I grew up as a total orphan who struggled through life to make it this far.I remember while in High school,I used to take casual jobs to take care of my needs including paying my school fees.Being born third born and the other two elder siblings were in school as well,there was no one else left to help.The church remained the only applicable place for solace in my life.His was so gracious that through my struggles,He let me progress until today I have two degrees and pushing on with my PhD.I like business so much since it supplements quite alot in my family and it enables me stretch out to meet other people's needs including offering support to church.I am employed by the government but I use my extra time in farming and business.I currently keep 75 chickens (croilers) and now wish to do agribusiness.I want to take advantage of people harvesting and purchase maize at low prices now and dispose next year when prices will escalate.I have several bags of maize harvested from my farm and still drying.These maize will be stored for food and purchase more for sale.
I bought vegetable seeds for commercial basis ,among them; sugar-loaf,carrots,onions,tomatoes,spinach ,pepper.I intend to take my farming to the next level,subject to finding.

My Business

My income comes from employment and business.I am using this income to take care of my children and my two fostered children.I have plans of taking two children (orphans)in January 2018, to SHIBANGA secondary school,a school in my village which I hope i can I afford from the income gotten from the farming that I am doing,the projected fees for the two is Ksh.48,000.
As a way of giving back to the community,I am also a strong member of my church(Anglican church of Kenya-Butere Diocese) and a senior official;I serve as a Synod member and patron to the Board of Trustees,SHIBANGA parish.I will take part of my surplus to church for blessings and for the support of the people of God.

Loan Proposal

I intend to spend the money that will be disbursed to me for commercial farming. This farming will be besides the retail shop that is already operating. I already leased three acres of land and now want to concentrate on farm inputs that will see me have a bumper harvest. The harvest will eventually be sold at some point to be able to continue with farming, maybe into large scale then.
I will purchase fertilizer( 4 bags) @ a total of 79.2 Dollars and would have wished to purchase seeds from this money but because of the deposit of Ksh.10,000 i will purchase seeds from the shop profits.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$180.46

Date disbursed

Jan 27, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

20 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.49

Edwin opted to pay $83.04 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

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Summary

Amount repaid

$189.48

Amount remaining

$0.00

Date repaid

Nov 17, 2016

Status

Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Feb 6, 2016 $15.00 Feb 11, 2016 $15.00
Feb 13, 2016 $2.00 Feb 16, 2016 $2.00
Feb 20, 2016 $2.00 Feb 16, 2016 $2.00
Feb 27, 2016 $2.00 Feb 18, 2016 $2.00
Mar 5, 2016 $2.00 Feb 18, 2016 $2.00
Mar 12, 2016 $2.00 Feb 18, 2016 $1.00
Feb 20, 2016 $1.00
Mar 19, 2016 $2.00 Feb 20, 2016 $2.00
Mar 26, 2016 $2.00 Feb 20, 2016 $2.00
Apr 2, 2016 $2.00 Feb 20, 2016 $1.00
Apr 3, 2016 $1.00
Apr 9, 2016 $2.00 Apr 3, 2016 $2.00
Apr 16, 2016 $2.00 Apr 3, 2016 $1.00
Apr 23, 2016 $1.00
Apr 23, 2016 $2.00 Apr 23, 2016 $2.00
Apr 30, 2016 $2.00 May 3, 2016 $2.00
May 7, 2016 $2.00 May 3, 2016 $2.00
May 14, 2016 $2.00 May 13, 2016 $2.00
May 21, 2016 $2.00 May 21, 2016 $2.00
May 28, 2016 $2.00 May 26, 2016 $2.00
Jun 4, 2016 $2.00 Jun 10, 2016 $2.00
Jun 11, 2016 $2.00 Jun 10, 2016 $2.00
Jun 18, 2016 $2.00 Jun 18, 2016 $2.00
Jun 25, 2016 $2.00 Jun 28, 2016 $2.00
Jul 2, 2016 $2.00 Jun 28, 2016 $2.00
Jul 9, 2016 $2.00 Jul 6, 2016 $2.00
Jul 16, 2016 $2.00 Jul 16, 2016 $2.00
Jul 23, 2016 $2.00 Jul 24, 2016 $2.00
Jul 30, 2016 $2.00 Aug 1, 2016 $2.00
Aug 6, 2016 $2.00 Aug 7, 2016 $2.00
Aug 13, 2016 $2.00 Aug 12, 2016 $2.00
Aug 20, 2016 $2.00 Aug 20, 2016 $2.00
Aug 27, 2016 $2.00 Aug 27, 2016 $2.00
Sep 3, 2016 $2.00 Sep 3, 2016 $2.00
Sep 10, 2016 $2.00 Sep 12, 2016 $2.00
Sep 17, 2016 $2.00 Sep 12, 2016 $2.00
Sep 24, 2016 $2.00 Sep 25, 2016 $2.00
Oct 1, 2016 $2.00 Sep 30, 2016 $2.00
Oct 8, 2016 $2.00 Oct 5, 2016 $2.00
Oct 15, 2016 $2.00 Oct 14, 2016 $2.00
Oct 22, 2016 $2.00 Oct 22, 2016 $2.00
Oct 29, 2016 $2.00 Oct 29, 2016 $2.00
Nov 5, 2016 $2.00 Nov 5, 2016 $2.00
Nov 12, 2016 $2.00 Nov 12, 2016 $2.00
Nov 19, 2016 $2.00 Nov 15, 2016 $2.00
Nov 26, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Dec 3, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Dec 10, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Dec 17, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Dec 24, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Dec 31, 2016 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jan 7, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jan 14, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jan 21, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jan 28, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Feb 4, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Feb 11, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Feb 18, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Feb 25, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Mar 4, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Mar 11, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Mar 18, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Mar 25, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Apr 1, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Apr 8, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Apr 15, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Apr 22, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Apr 29, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
May 6, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
May 13, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
May 20, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
May 27, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jun 3, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jun 10, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jun 17, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jun 24, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jul 1, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jul 8, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jul 15, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jul 22, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Jul 29, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Aug 5, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Aug 12, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Aug 19, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Aug 26, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Sep 2, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Sep 9, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Sep 16, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Sep 23, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Sep 30, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Oct 7, 2017 $2.00 Nov 17, 2016 $2.00
Oct 14, 2017 $0.48 Nov 17, 2016 $0.48

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