Loan to expand my pumpkin farming

John Kigwa

Kirengero, Kenya

100% repaid



John Kigwa

Member since

June 2016

On-time repayments

179 installments  •  40%

About Me

Having a solid business plan
Benjamin Franklin said it well: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

When it comes to setting up a fitness business, this means creating a business plan. Think of the plan as a strategic roadmap that will guide you along the often bumpy road to fitness business success.

Not sure what to include? Bplans offers a library of free sample business plans for fitness centers that you can view and download to help get you started. You can also download a free business plan template to guide your first draft.

Not only does the plan set out a direction for your business, but it also forces you to think about your competition, your marketing strategy, and most

My Business

Doing the right kind of advertising and marketing
How you market your fitness business is crucial. Today, Facebook and Instagram ads are now the ad platforms of choice for small businesses of any type. There are more users on Facebook than any other platform, and Instagram’s reach is growing daily. Because Facebook owns Instagram, ad campaigns can run on both platforms through Facebooks Ads manager.

The big reason they work is, though, is the Facebook Pixel. This is a piece of code that goes on your website and tracks the actions visitors take on particular pages on your site. Facebook Ads Manager then groups these visitors into a list you can target with ads based on the action they took on your website. Better still, you can create lookalike audiences of people with similar behavior and interests to those who have visited your site.

Loan Proposal

In this second loan, I am requesting for Zidisha loan to prepare land for continued pumpkin farming. I have been concentrating on farming of various cash crops and since the market is saturated I want to slowly change. Pumpkins take about 5 months to maturity and a 2kg pumpkin can retail at USD 1, this variety that I have is nutritious and I want to market it and expand in future to sell in wholesale. I have already penetrated into the market and will look into possibility of expanding. I chose this product because unlike many cash crops its durable and can be stored for some time before it goes bad.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 4, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

21 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.80


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