Foot pump for irrigation

Beatrice Akello

Bondo, Kenya

100% repaid



Beatrice Akello

Member since

February 2016

On-time repayments

40 installments  •  65%

About Me

I am 33 year old ,I am widow and has one child. My husband who was a police officer died while on duty in Nairobi and I was forced to relocate to the rural area because of high cost of living in the the city.
I decided to starting farming ,and the greatest problem was lack of knowledge on farm management and good agricultural practices ,however I joined Yolele farmers youth group where we were thought the best practices. I have since expanded my horticulture farm to 3/4 acres and I am happy with farming.
My son wants to be a teacher when he grows up, he loves science and says he wants to teacher science when he grows up
my hobbies include,singing,dancing, and watching movies.

My Business

I provide assorted vegetables ,eg kale's,cabbages,traditional African vegetables and onions.
These goods are on high demand due to changing weather which is unfavorable for farming and only few people willing to do commercial farming as employment.
I choose farming business because it was easy to learn the best practices and management skills as well as high returns on investments.
my monthly revenues per month are average $350 and my cost of running and maintaining the farm are $120 on average per month.
I use my profits to take care of my kid and mother , support mother in-law and save for business improvement and expansion.

Loan Proposal

Dear sir /madam
I wish to humbly request you to help me raise a loan so that I can purchase an irrigation foot pump.The pump would cost me $130 and I would add my savings to the loan. The pump would help me increase my revenues through increased production and hence sales. Thank you in advance.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Mar 1, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

24 months



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