Farm inputs & money to help pay workers for tea farming

Raha Maina

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Raha Maina

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

118 installments  •  78%

About Me

I'm a mother of three- two girls and one boy. I'm an agricultural enthusiast, with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture. I'm even planning to do a Master's program and my dreams are way far beyond normal reach. I've always had passion for anything to do with Agriculture ever since I was a young girl. The one thing I love most about agriculture is how it's revolutionizing with time. The machines being used today are not things we had when I was a young girl. This revolution has brought so passion and drive for even further innovation. I decided to venture into agriculture, since the first day in college. After college, I sought a job for two years without any fruits or signs of even getting one. What sustained me during this time was my husband's earnings. This was not the life I had always dreamed of, being nothing more than a house wife. I always felt I had the potential to do even much big, if only I had the opportunity.

My Business

It dawned on me that I was letting my potential waste away by just staying indoors. We later came into an agreement with my husband that I'd have to go back home and invest in the tea plantations. We bought a couple acres of tea land, and this has been of much benefit to me and my family, as a whole. Tea exportation is one of Kenya's major revenue sources. It's a huge industry which has been performing quite well. It's actually one of the major boosters of Kenya's economy, as a whole.
Having recognizing this, I've been constantly looking for ways to maximize on my effort and earnings. I've to say the previous year hasn't been of what I had expected. I've realized that I've been failing the recent months due to my lack of innovation. If I would implement good, suitable technology ideas, I'd be succeeding and doing even far much more. I want to buy two ploughing machines and create partitions on my land so that calculating and working efficiently will be easy. I'm also planning to increase the number of workers on the land. This will boost the amount of work done in a day, and in turn, increase my earnings.

Loan Proposal

Thanks again for your endless support, With this loan of 192 us dollars i will use it to purchase the following farm inputs
fertilizers at 60 us dollars
sprays at 40 us dollars
replace old picking bags at 42 us dollars
pay workers at 50 us dollars
This will amount to 192 us dollars.
I will be able to maintain my farm until the next harvest thus improve my life and pay school fees for my children.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$194.00

Date disbursed

Apr 25, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.99

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