Expand my vegetable garden and poultry

Phibianah Mwasi

Mombasa, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Phibianah Mwasi

Member since

January 2015

On-time repayments

322 installments  •  82%

About Me

My name is Phibi, a mother of two - children aged 8 and 1 year old. I was born in the coast region of Kenya. I was born and bred in Taita county near the coast of Kenya. I was educated up to secondary level and then went to the city of Mombasa for college education.

While in Mombasa, I did a course in hospitality and computerized secretary. I later got a job in a transport firm and I worked there until 2010 when I quit to start livestock farming. I decided to quit my formal employment to break the monotony of doing routine work day in out.

I am a hard working woman with a sharp focus of raising my kids well by providing them with quality education as well as securing their future.

My Business

I started livestock business some five years ago. I do this activity on my acre piece of land which I bought with my savings when I was employed. I started this activity since I realized there was a need to supply fresh milk to my neighbors who used to rely on processed milk which is expensive and treated with preserving chemicals.

I have managed to increase my herd of cows to 4 heads and they produce milk which fetch around $650 per month. The monthly expenses go up to around $350 thus leaving me with a profit of $300. I use this money for my supporting my family.

Loan Proposal

A while ago, I started a small vegetable garden with an aim of supplementing my income from dairy cows. This has been a success since I harvest tomatoes twice a week and I am able to sell the produce immediately. I also started keeping chicken a few months ago but on a very small scale.

I now want to scale up my two projects. I will need about USD 150 to double the farming area and another USD 160 to increase the number of chickens to 200 from the current 50. This cash injection will go a long way in improving my cash flow which will definitely mean better life for my family.

Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$364.01

Date disbursed

Apr 22, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $14.99

Phibianah opted to pay $107.96 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

B

blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

D

Divergent

Bethesda, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

J

JulCam

Montreal, Canada

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

dlpringle

Denver, United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

johnhudson

Washington, DC, United States

Johannes Duerk

Bochum, Germany

Craig

Memphis, TN, United States

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

KK

karl kerksiek

United States

E

EABF

Netherlands

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Grégoire

Zurich, Switzerland

Nadia Tuchman

New York City, United States

Ellen

Michigan, United States

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