Modern dairy farming

Ignatius Gichuki

Nakuru, Kenya

Funds disbursed

$0 to go

100% funded of $150 goal


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Ignatius Gichuki

Member since

April 2016

On-time repayments

16 installments  •  0%

About Me

I was born in humble family of five three girls and two boys.My father was a peasant farmer my mother a casual worker.we used to help our parents in domestic duties .I used to graze my father's goats until I enrolled to mairwe kindergarten thereafter I proceeded to primary school in the same institution. Did my Kenya certificate of primary education and enrolled to Kiriti high school I was clever. I did my Kenya certificate of secondary education and made it to the university but due to the financial instability I never made ity parent could not provide me with school fees and at the same time provide to my other brothers and sisters. I was also good in handball I can vividly recall how I outperformed the 'big' boys in my school I also made it to the national level in my secondary school sports.Back home I started farming cabbages in a farm my father gave to me.Due to the unfavourable climate I used to water the cabbages using a bucket it was very tiresome but I made it.I sold the cabbages and after deducting the cost I made a profit of 110dollars which I used 100dollars to start my milk shop.I am proud to be a Kikuyu a culture that is enshrined with morals and values that shaped my life.It is through the teachings the moral code that has made me to be where I am now.I can see a bright future with my two children the older one who is in standard 4 want to be a doctor the other who is in standard two want to be a teacher

My Business

I have been selling milk for the last 2 years at first it was not that good but with time I started making profit.I usually sell milk to customers for home consumption. I got the idea of selling milk from my friend .Milk selling is very profitable if well managed.I started the business from farming cabbages which gave me 100dollars.I have been making a profit of 240 dollars per month .I am using it to educate my two children who are in primary school.It is also in this business that I provide daily bread to my family

Loan Proposal

i plan to buy 5 young calves which will amount to 100 dollars
i will also invest in my my cattle intermediary business where i will add the remaining 50 dollars to my 200 dollars saving to boost my business.
i intend to accumulate up to 60 dollars profits where most will go to cater for my children quality education and to expand my business





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Apr 25, 2016

Repayment status


Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.18

Ignatius opted to pay $25.51 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.



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