Cucumber and onion farming

Jesper Kamuhuza

Chipata, Zambia

Funds disbursed

$0 to go

100% funded of $2,050 goal


days left



Jesper Kamuhuza

Member since

July 2016

On-time repayments

256 installments  •  85%

About Me

My full names are Jesper Kumuhuza. I was born on 16th January, 1992 in Northwestern Province of Zambia. I started my grade one in 1998 at Ikelenge Primary School. My father was working a truck driver for a Catholic mission in our area. It was not an easy job for my Dad to educate six children from the income he got from his job as a driver. We used to walk about 10 kilometers fro and to school every week day with my siblings and a few friends.

I attended my grade one up to grade twelve at Ikelenge Primary school and High school respectively. Attaining education in the village was challenging as there were a lot of hurdles that I faced personally and as a family. It was through my determination and hard work that I managed to pull through to grade 12. Despite the hardships I went through, I scored good results and got accepted at the University of Zambia.

One thing that has helped me to overcome my challenges in life and pull through is because am supper focused, determined and organized on what I believe in and what is good for my life and the community I live in.

From college, I learnt that life/education is not about getting a job only, but changing the environment. I believe in a poverty free community. I want to plant a good environment for my children, family and community; hence I started my own business.
Chipata is a good town because it is a border town, with good business opportunities, developing at a high rate and yet to be called City.

During my free time, I like to read and research, surfing on the internet so that I stay informed and up to date with the world.

My Business

I run poultry for broiler chickens. The poultry is located near to my house and it can accommodate up to 300 chickens. I buy small chicks from local sellers and then keep them until they are ready for consumption then I sale them too. Of late chicken is one of the most consumed as relish in Zambia. Many Zambians buy chicken on a daily basis for home consumption and business for instance those running cafeterias and restaurants. Chicken is cheap and affordable, this helps even the poor to have the ability to buy chicken pieces and have a good meal in a day. So chicken is on demand in Chipata and as a person who has a heart for the community, I chose to run one (poultry) so as to provide the public with enough relish.

At the moment, the cost for selling one whole chicken is about K40 ($3.8) each. The small chicks cost about three Kwacha (Zambian Kwacha) each. The cost for selling one big chicken is arrived at after calculating all the expenses on feed and medicine for the chicks.

I use the profit from my business to pay for my house rentals, bills, and food. Apart from this, I also help my father since he is old now. The remaining profit I reinvest in the business with the dream of expanding it.
I plan to use some of the money to finish my house that I have built through zidisha help in my business. I will need to buy paint for painting the exterior and buy sealing materials. The loan also will help me to pay for labor expenses.

Project Proposal

I’m going to use this loan for land preparation for my cucumbers and onions farm. Part of the money will be used to buy fertilizer/ manure, fuel for irrigation and the necessary pesticides. This project is estimated to bring in 150% interest at the end of four months. I will be able to supply good quality cucumbers and red onion to my community and create employment for the local.

My Videos

Jan 11, 2021: My house project





  • Heather    Jun 18, 2021


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  • Ivanof    Jan 8, 2021

    Simply perfect. Good and accurate communication.
    Jesper repaid on time.
    Just look at his profile and you will understand.
    Trust him.

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  • Joshi    Nov 16, 2018

    good experience. Will lend again.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Sep 25, 2023




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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 25, 2023

    Thank you all that have supported me on this milestone. This loan like in my proposal will help me on my new endeavor to grow onions and cucumbers. Agriculture is vital to the growth of the economy of my country Zambia. I will now be able to purchase enough fuel for my irrigation system using the generator, buy fertilizer and pesticides. Thank you so much and God bless you all! Zikomo

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  • Ian Chikwete    Sep 25, 2023

    all the best jasper

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  • Kennedy Ouma    Sep 24, 2023

    Hello,may fund help you to extend your farming

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 20, 2023

    Day 4 of onion planting. I’m still appealing to the Zidisha for your support in funding my current project. This will go along way in helping me achieve my goals. Thank you

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 19, 2023

    We started our cucumber harvest from the first portion of the farm. Extremely happy with the quality of cucumbers we produced. Thank you for your support.

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 15, 2023

    Onion planting in progress. I'm still appealing to the zidisha community to help me achieve my loan target of &2,050. This will go towards payment for land ploughing and purchase of fertilizer and irrigation system. Thank you for your support.

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 11, 2023

    So excited to be fundraising for my new project. Cucumber farming! Please your support will be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Sep 10, 2023

    My previous loan was a game changer in my life. I was able to invest and reinvest. Through the help of that loan I was able to build a house and bought a new farm. I have built a 3 bedroomed house and now remaining with the roof. And now I have added a new farm for cucumbers and onions. It took long for me to finish repaying but indeed the results have been magnificent. And I’m committed to remain a Zidisha member to keep on improving my life and my community.

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Feb 13, 2022

    I can not manage to repay the whole amount at a goal

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Jan 19, 2022

    I made a mistake on the repayment amount. It's not possible to repay the whole loan in one installment

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Jan 17, 2022

    Thank you all for funding my project. This loan will go a long way in helping me buy the necessary requirements for my field. May God bless you all!

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  • Aderemi Olorunfemi    Jan 12, 2022

    I fund ur project

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  • Stephen Ekpiwre    Jan 11, 2022

    All the best my brother

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  • Solomon Kebeney    Jan 10, 2022

    All the best in your business.

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  • Ochuko Egho    Jan 10, 2022

    Hope this help in your farming business

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  • Betty Mutale    Jan 7, 2022

    All the best in your project

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  • Jesper Kamuhuza    Jan 4, 2022

    Thank you for fully funding loan. It will help buy farming inputs for my soybeans field. God bless you!

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