Irrigation foot pump to save on cost of fuel


Amerikwai, Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

18 installments  •  67%

About Me

I am David Juma ,I am a kenyan cizten, I was born in Busia county I went to mukindiani primary school and kadizo secondary school ,I then joined maseno university for a degree in sociology.
I completed my studies in 2011 ,I looked for a job but i could find any. I knew giving up with life was not the best option but at the same time I had nothing to do.I could not even think of a business because ,i did not have capital. I was forced to go back to the village because life in town was becoming unbearably expensive.I could only afford one meal in a in the village was not as easy as I thought it was even tougher,my peasant farmer parents expected me to care of them,yet I had no source of income. I knew I had to something about my life and income but how?? I send several application letters to several employers but nothing was forthcoming not even regret letter!!! At these point I knew the degree I was holding was a mere paper, I went to the garden to try my luck in what I had always consider dirty job for the an educated and that was farming. I started by preparing a quarter acre land for planting vegetables and it turned out well. In six months time a could walk to the bank and deposit and withdraw money. I now earn decent living and not looking forward to a white collar job anymore. Farming is cool.
I am a basketball player and weight lifter. I always play basketball with members of my youth group when free. I am also a soccer fun and a big supporter of Arsenal!!

My Business

my business is farming. I grow leafy green vegetables that i sell to the local market and two local secondary schools.
Vegetables are always in demand because most people depend on them as source of food as well as source of nutrients.
I choose these business because i could not find a white coller job that I have always dreamt of,but I dont regret because it gives me my daily bread and I live a decent life.Looking forward to expand my farm so that it becomes the most reputable source of vegetables in my county.
I spend $80 every month on generator fuel, $20 on labour and $20 on transport. My average monthly revenue is $300. I make $$180 in profit every month.
I spend my money in paying fees for my orphan cousin,taking care of my parents and business expansion.

Loan Proposal

Dear sir/madam
When I started farming a friend donated to me a small generator that I use to irrigate my farm, however the fuel consumption for the generator has increased with time and the generator is becoming expensive and inefficient.
I wanted to buy one last month but had to shelf it to these month because ,i had to take my orphan cousin to her dream school because she had really passed well.
I have made some savings towards the same but it is not enough. I only have $90 at the moment. I am requesting you to facilitate me buy the pump then I will pay slowly for the next one month.
the pump will help me save nearly $80 a month and increase my efficiency. my revenues will also grow tremendously.
Yours faithfully
David Juma






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Mar 27, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks



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