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My name is Geoffrey Mwaniki, I reside in Nairobi County, Embakasi District, Fedha Estate. I was born in Machakos County, Kathiani Division, Kaani Sub Location. It is 12km from Machakos Town to Kaani town. And approximately 400 meters off Machakos Kitui road. There is a school next to my farm called St Catherine Girls High School. I am married to Edith Baru and we have been blessed with a baby boy called Nathanael Mwaniki.He is now 4 and half years. I have been farming for the last 6 years. What started as a passion has now grown to be an established business thanks to Zidisha loans which has helped me to grow my farming business.
I am in agribusiness where I practice mixed farming. I have a Green house where I grow tomatoes and capsicums. I am also in poultry where I have 200 indigenous birds. I also have cattle and have also planted pawpaws and mangoes. I have experienced tremendous growth over the last 2 years that I have been in the business. For example, I started with 5 she goats and 1 he goat and now I have over 20 goats. In the area of Poultry, I have been able to construct a house which can hold over 2,000 birds from proceeds from the farm which am planning to stock as soon as possible. I have been also able to plant over 1,000 pawpaw trees which will mature in the next 1 year. Already I have around 100 mature pawpaw trees which I sell the fruits to my customers in Nairobi.The climate condition in our area is very good for fruits which many customers prefer them because of the sweetness.
This my 5th loan I taking. my farming business has grown tremendously.I have contructed a " mansion" which I intend to do finishing. I want to put doors and also built wardrobes and kitchen cabinets. This the quotation from carpenter: 18 pieces of MDF Boards which a piece cost Ksh 3,300 totaling to Ksh 59,400/- , I will buy 2 MDF plies at a cost of Ksh 1,100/- amounting to Ksh 2,200/-, 2 Crome pipes 1 inch size @ 450/- totaling to Ksh 950/- , 33 pairs of malpher hinges @ 150/- amounting to Ksh 4,950/-, 30 Pairs of wardrobes handles @ 150/- totaling to Ksh 4,500/-, 2kgs of wood glue @400/- totaling to Ksh 800/-, 2 kgs of Pernal pins @200/- amounting to Ksh 400/-, 60 feet of mahogany timber size 3 by 2 inches @ 100/- per feet and totaling to Ksh 6,000/-, 6 pieces of Mortice Locks @1,400/- totaling to Ksh 8,400/- This will bring a sum of Ksh 87,600/- I will also purchase 5 EMBOSSED doors at unit price of Ksh 3,400/- totaling to Ksh 17,000/-,1 paneled double door at a cost of Ksh 19,000/- then buy 12 pairs of door hinges @ 180/- totaling to Ksh 2,160/- The Grand total is Ksh 125,760/- Which will be equivalent to USD 1,250/- God bless you and continue with the spirit of making this world a bette r place for everyone.
Dec 3, 2016