My ongoing onion phase-wise project

Stephen Sifwawo

Kitale, Kenya

100% paid forward



Stephen Sifwawo

Member since

September 2022

On-time repayments

35 installments  •  86%

About Me

I'm a physics and chemistry teacher at a girls school in kitale. I'm also interested in agriculture which is actually what I want to be remembered for. It is the dry season here and will be so until March. Agricultural production is at it's lowest point as a result of the dry co conditions. I usually grab the opportunity to produce vegetables off season so as to capture the good markets when supplies are low. I already have half an acre under capsicum but I am pushing to plant more to reach an area of 1 acre. I need to buy 10,000 more seedlings to add to what I already have. My sales begins in a fortnight from today Jan 12th. I hope to grow my farming enterprise to export levels in three years time.

My Business

I'm a teacher by profession. I farm on the side. I'd like to grow my farming enterprise by taking it up more seriously. After years of trial learning I've identified my niche in onion farming which I'm currently establishing in stages. Stage 1 is a month underway and stage two is due. I'm targeting school markets next year as these are easily available to me given my acquaintances with school heads. I also do capsicum, beans, cabbages and maize. This dry season my specialty is capsicum which is coming up well

Project Proposal

I'm doing red bulb onion in phases. The first phase is already in establishment as in the photo. It took seed worth 2000 and has an approximate population of 18000 plants. At harvest it should yield a pessimistic output of 1.2 tons due in January. I need to set up nursery for phase two and three immediately. This first phase is due for transplantation in three weeks and I must devote finances to laying drip irrigation lines on the seedbeds after ploughing up the area behind me in the picture. This commitment leaves little for the next seeds that I need which should be 4000 thus my need for credit.
Thank you all for this noble peer platform through which I hope to grow and later help others too.





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Sep 25, 2022


John Kariuki

Naivasha, Kenya

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