Improve grass harvest capacity for better sales

Joseph Kisilu

Masii, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Joseph Kisilu

Member since

December 2015

On-time repayments

144 installments  •  74%

About Me

I am a graphic designer and livestock farmer. Born in Nairobi Kenya and raised in Machakos town. I am the first born of three children to a single mother. I have a Diploma in Business Administration from Technical University of Mombasa. After my college studies in Mombasa, I moved to Machakos and did volunteer work in NGOs. Driven by passion I went into business 2 years later (2011) to start a graphic design agency called Jomac Media. In 2014 having lost my grandparents and my father I moved to my local village in Masii to manage my grandfathers estate. My desire to utilize land and create employment saw me start goat farming. I acquired a few local breed of sheep/ goats and opened a butchery in a Peri-urban settlement area in Machakos called Mjini in my hope that I can sell affordable meat to improve nutritional security. Adequate consumption of animal source foods amongst the poor communities here still lags behind because of cost challenge. To date I have identified best breed of sheeps and goats that I can breed in my farm to improve animal source products in the market. I have already started securing feed and making housing units for at least 200 sheeps. I want to acquire 50 ewes by January 2016. An ewe cost Kes. 5600 and hope to raise atleast KES. 560000 from loan and grands

My Business

I have two businesses, Jomac Media which I have operated for four years and Earthorganic Industries which is a year old. I earn my income from Jomac Media by developing marketing and communication mediums for SMEs, IEC materials for NGOs and advertising consult for start ups.
It is from this that I support myself, and the new business (Earthorganic Industries) whose primary business is forage, tree seedlings and livestock husbandry.

Loan Proposal

I am a livestock farmer. My livestock feed on grass and maize stocks. Since I have 16 acres of grass. I harvest some of the grass, bail and sell it to other other farmers. I only have two farm workers to cut the grass alongside other duties. 16 acres is a lot of ground cover and I barely harvest a quarter of the acreage before the grass withers. I want to procure a brass cutter to improve my performance. I recently attended an agricultural fair in Machakos under a USAID programme and saw these machine in action. They are very efficient and effective. I would like to implement this as soon as possible.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$212.00

Date disbursed

Apr 22, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.18

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