Kales farming

John Mwangi

Kahawa West, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Mwangi

Member since

September 2014

On-time repayments

53 installments  •  75%

About Me

I am currently in a stable relationship living with my girlfriend at Kahawa West.I work as a civil servant but also practise farming as a venture.I possess a Diploma in Purchasing and supplies from the Kenya Institute of Management(KIM).I started farming business to increase my earnings after realizing that the monthly salary was not enough.I also wanted to fulfill my want to become an employer and provide some source of livelihood to the unemployed.I use my business income to pay wages, cater for farm expenses and also help some needy people in our community.During my free time,i like to go swimming,watching football,taking adventurous trips and visiting the needy.

My Business

I am a civil servant but also practice farming as a business.i keep dairy cattle,keep layers and also horticultural farming(tomatoes,capsicum,kales,spinach and any other seasonal crop that is on demand in a particular season.The reason i choose these is that they are always in demand and their supply is never enough.the growing population always provides ready market for my produce.These customers prefer my fresh farm produce as it is well produced and they can attest to that.Challenges in these business include funding,emerging pests and diseases and insecurity.I try to manage the best i can to save my produce though sometimes it's tricky.On average,i run at monthly costs of $150 since am not that much established.i would like to expand this farm in order to improve the income.currently i make sales of about $400 hence making profits of about $250. I would like to increase these profits to over $1000 a month.I have never experienced losses in my business venture and therefore, i am confident that any loans from zidisha community will be serviced from my venture.in case of uncertainties,then my salary will help me repay my loans till the business picks up.

Loan Proposal

I intend to farm kales and spinach because they are in demand right now,they are being sold expensively because supply is very low and demand is very high,I intend to buy seeds worth $106,i also need to garden at a cost of $60,i have a generator that needs to be serviced at a cost of $120 this is to pull water from my well because its sunny,i need to buy herbicides at cost of $100,the rest i use to buy diesel for my generator,i have a ready market for my produce since there are nearby hospital and schools.I will pay my loan through other established projects like dairy farming.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$368.22

Date disbursed

Jul 1, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $18.41

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cflint

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Missoula, United States

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Iowa, United States

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Vancouver, Canada

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BlackWolf

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Washington, DC, United States

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New Jersey, United States

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FloridaCandle

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ahgillett

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Kber9156

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San Francisco, Ca, United States

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bscent

Hong Kong

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jocor

Germany

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United Kingdom

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Nicolaas

Doha, Qatar

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Jersey City, NJ, United States

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United States

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Mexico, Mexico

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Haan, Germany

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Reedley, CA, USA, United States

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Robbie McCullagh

Waverton, Australia

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Theo Mbise

Switzerland

Torsten Schreiber

Frankfurt, Germany

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Adam Atlas

Montreal, QC, Canada, Canada

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Robert

Berlin, Germany

Zain Haq

Chicago, United States

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Alan

United Kingdom

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Kristen

United States

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United States

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Tarik

Ludwigshafen, Germany

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United States

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Jacob Jones

United States

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Vantine

United States

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Tokyo, Japan

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Mike Engsberg

United States

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thedan33

Czech Republic

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JW Tabacchi

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San Francisco, United States

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Anthony

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Donna Sbisa

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Wil Lazo

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Kelly Murphy

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Mike

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Solon Brown

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Dan Crosby

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Martin Nielsen

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Bob Ewing

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