Improving my business of growing crops & raising poultry

Pacifica Matoke

Kisii, Kenya

Funds disbursed

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Entrepreneur

Name

Pacifica Matoke

Member since

November 2017

On-time repayments

42 installments  •  79%

About Me

Hello, am Pacifica matoke, am 52 years old I reside in Kisii County. Am a house wife who mostly handles household chores but as part of earning extra income I managed a farm where I have planted bananas that I harvest twice per a month.
am blessed with two sons and the most money I generate from the farm helps to pay for their education.

My Business

My work mostly is with the my compound, as part of Making myself useful I started to plant bananas in the year 2013, at the moment I harvest bananas twice a month then sell them at a wholesale price to guys who take them to the city to sell.
I harvest 20 bananas per a harvest, then I sell at a wholesale price of KES 250 so in a harvest I make KES 5000, in a month I make at least KES 10000 from the bananas.
I use KES 100 to weed the farm and the rest I use it to for my sons' school fees and other expenses at home.

Loan Proposal

Hello, am applying for kes 89000, this amount will go to improving my farm to help me more profits.
My fence has fallen, I will use part of the loan to buy materials to install a better fence, I also intend to replace the old banana trees to ensure I sustain my income, I will replace the plants at intervals this will ensure I still have produce to supply to my customers.
From my previous loan I was able to add chicken, i will use part of the loan to stock feeds this will help me take care of them and avoid straining.
I will use, kes 25000 to buy posts for fencing, kes 5000 to buy nails and kes 15000 to buy a barbed wire for labor it will cost me kes 2000.
For replacing the banana trees, I will use kes 18000 to get banana trees, kes 5000 for manure that's added to the banana whole before planting and labor of kes 3500.
I will invest kes 10000, to buy feeds for the chicken, this a stock they will feed on for 2 months, the remaining kes 5000 I will use it to buy drinkers for the chicken, the ones I have are not enough and some have worn out.
Thanks for your support and be blessed.

Income Source

I have been delivering my bananas and eggs to my customers this has made it easier for those who are not able tcome to my farm. The delivery service has increased my customers and this has increased my income.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$848.55

Date disbursed

Aug 7, 2020

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $71.51

Credit risk payment: $107.26

Lenders

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

C

cyrilleberger

Gammalkil, Sweden

JessieD

Alexandria, Va, United States

M

Mårten

Inden, Switzerland

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Jason

Auckland, New Zealand

Stefano Bertolo

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Scotts5320

New York, United States

D

DanielW

United States

Wouter Schoonveld

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anna Hoad

Toronto, Canada

WE

Wendy Emlyn

Devon, United Kingdom

MR

Michiel Rauws

San Francisco, Netherlands

kt

Brush Prairie, United States

roark22

Geneva, Switzerland

P

PeterP

United Kingdom

GC

Greger Cronquist

Göteborg, Sweden

S

Sally

Australia

LR

Laetitia Rocha

United Kingdom

Seppo Ruohonen

Vantaa, Finland

Melanie White

United States

Sebastian

Australia

JH

Joseph Hwang

Houston, United States

B

Berni

Germany

F

Florian

Netherlands

RF

Ruth FT

Manchester, United Kingdom

Theo

Zürich, Switzerland

Michael Bauschke

Dresden, Germany

Chris

Fairfax County Virginia, United States

Jeff Tyler

Poquoson, United States

R

Richard

United Kingdom

SW

Sean Walsh

United States

Genuine Interest

Singapore, Singapore

KA

Kimmy and Chad

Los Angeles, United States

R

Roman

Slovakia

Jeanette

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

World Centric

Sonoma County, California, United States

G

Gabriel

Singapore

TN

the noob

United Kingdom

Kathleen Coleman

Oregon, United States

Eike Christian Lorenzen

Flensburg, Germany

A

Axel

Berlin, Germany

M

Martin

Switzerland

DD

David DeBry

United States

AL

Andreu Laguarda

Benaguasil, Spain

D

Dan

Australia

R

Ru

New York, United States

DK

Daniel Kalla

Saint Paul, United States

T

Thijs

Netherlands

Babbitt Family Foundation

Sioux Falls, SD, United States

SS

Stephen Stern

United States

K

Kuba

Poland

A

Andy

United States

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  • Thijs    Dec 11, 2020

    Any news yet?

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Nov 12, 2020

    Hello Pacifica.
    Are you able to make any payment yet?
    God bless you,
    Wendy

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  • Janice Njoki    Oct 26, 2020

    I called the member and requested her to a promising business woman. She will be updating her account soon.

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  • Janice Njoki    Sep 26, 2020

    She is still willing to continue with her loan servicing soon,only that she has some challenges at the moment.

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  • Janice Njoki    Aug 28, 2020

    I have advised Pacifica to pay the little amount she has and reschedule the loan as per her weekly income. Thanks

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Aug 7, 2020

    Thanks for funding my loan it will help me do the improvements on my farm, I appreciate your support and God bless you.

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  • Sebastian    Aug 5, 2020

    Hi Pacifica, your farm looks great. I hope you get your fence fixed soon.

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Aug 4, 2020

    Just to say thank you for the support you have given me, my farm is improving and with your support I believe I will achieve more. Thanks and blessed

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Jul 29, 2020

    The maize alongside beans doing well.
    Ahead is the banana plantation.

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Jul 29, 2020

    The banana plantation still going strong but planning to replace the old ones and plant new improved crop.
    I also plant maize, this is mainly for family consumption but i do sell tge surplus.

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Jul 25, 2020

    Hello lenders, thank you for your continued support in my projects, i was able to get more chicken from the loan, i decided to go for the 2 weeks old, i also spent part of the loan to vaccinate them and buy feeds. I decided to go for younger chicken since it will make it easier for me to schedule vaccination and will ensure i get a longer productivity period from them.
    I have done a good chicken house where i will transfer them to once they are 8 weeks old.

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  • Pacifica Matoke    May 22, 2020

    I would to thank all my lenders for considering my loan application. I will add the chicken and build a better chicken this will improve my farm. Thanks so much and stay safe.

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  • Joshi    May 22, 2020

    Hello Pacifica, wish you all the best for your business.

    So is it mainly chickens/eggs now? Have you though about raising any other crops/vegetables besides bananas?

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    • Pacifica Matoke    Jun 18, 2020

      Thanks Josh, I still have the banana farm, chicken is another project, this to help me expand my resources. There other crops I plant along side bananas but they are small scale, these are like beans, groundnuts and vegetables.

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  • Pacifica Matoke    May 19, 2018

    thanks dear lenders for the support, i was able to get the chicken but i need to add more and build a good chicken house. i hope yo will support me in my upcoming project

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Apr 28, 2018

    my i income has improved

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Apr 16, 2018

    my business is low kindly allow me reduce my limit for now

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Mar 22, 2018

    thank you so much for funding my loan am goin to buy the chicken and soon my profits will. God bless you

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Mar 22, 2018

    let me take this opportunity to thank all my lenders for your continued support. i have plans of starting to keep chicken i hope you will support me in this project.

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  • Joost    Mar 10, 2018

    Dear
 Pacifica,

    Please post a photo of *yourself* as the profile picture, at the very top of the screen. This is a Zidisha requirement. Please take care of this, as soon as possible. Thank you!

    The other photo that’s currently there, you can move to a lower spot on the Discussion page, with a note to your lenders. Thanks. :)

    Kind regards,
    Joost
    Team Zidisha

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  • Pacifica Matoke    Mar 10, 2018

    The help I have received has been really helpful. I was able to plant the beans and I thank God because the rains are here looking forward to a good harvest. Thanks for making this possible.

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