Internet connectivity for 100% Kenyan Nyanza rice business

Nixon Samba

Kisumu, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Nixon Samba

Location

Kisumu, Kenya

On-time repayments

6 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

Hello Zidisha Family,
I am Samba Nixon, from the City of Kisumu in Kenya. Am a social entrepreneur, Human rights defender, Urbanist and a graduate Food Scientist, Technologist and Nutritionist for the past 20years.

I am the CEO of Ohigla Group Limited which is a private company incorporated in Kenya to provide agribusiness support services and food value chain addition. Am also the Chairman of the City of Kisumu Urban Areas Association (CKUAA) which is a non-profit civilian body providing oversight on the management of the City of Kisumu and promoting the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact of 2015 and The New Urban Agenda (Quito 2016)

My Business

We aggregate smallholder farmers through agribusiness training, Agro-processing and market access support services . We are currently working with urban farmers to promote vertical farming technologies and urban farming techniques.

We are also focused on Small Holder Rice farmers in the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) Kenya through value addition in rice processing and packaging, sale and distribution.

Project Proposal

Purchase of office internet connectivity router and setting up of the bulk SMS services for communication to the small holder rice farmers in Kisumu County ad our customers.

This service shall be used to reach the farmers in a much cheaper way by eliminating the expensive traditional ways of communication we use to disseminate information regarding rice production, markets and pricing while at same time informs our customers on the ready quantities of rice available for purchase.

This increased efficiency reduces our communication expenses by 70%

My Videos

Jul 15, 2021: Agricity foods

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$48.85

Date disbursed

Jul 16, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $48.85 = $2.44

Backers

U

Ulf

Germany

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  • Nixon Samba    Sep 17, 2021

    We purchased 10 packets Certified Seeds, 1,000 Nursery Seedlings and 20units of Organic Fertilizers for onward sale to the newly recruited farmers.

    This shall allow farmers to commence planting and production of vegetables immediately and start harvesting from the third week. This shall allow them have own food for their households while at the same time get extra income from the sale of the produce to neighbours

    This shall contribute to our growth through sale of farm inputs to the urban farmers whom are our primary customers

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  • Nixon Samba    Aug 16, 2021

    Thanks Birte and Florence.

    Your generosity shall be a huge blessing to our venture.

    Be blessed

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  • Nixon Samba    Aug 16, 2021

    We recently received funds from ZIDISHA to conduct a 4hour Pre-Training brief for 50 urban farmers on Agricity foods.

    The exercise was a huge success (56 participants attended) and about 19 participants wish to start immediately.

    About 26 participants wish to start in a months’ time while 11 participants said they shall be ready within 2months.

    We remain indebted to our funders for the success.

    Be blessed

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  • Nixon Samba    Jul 26, 2021

    Thank you Phiri.of Zambia and Stefan of Germany for your generosity support.

    We will be able to buy training materials for 50 urban farmers

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  • Nixon Samba    Jul 26, 2021

    We were able to install a WiFi equipment and internet services from the Kalanet Communications Limited an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Kisumu (www.kalanet.co.ke).

    We are now able to access unlimited internet with upload and download speeds of 10mbps all day long 24/7 shared amongst all our staff and visitors to our office. The internet is charged at a fixed rate regardless of the number of users and can support upto 100users at a time.

    This WiFi internet service has reduced our internet costs by 50% since it is shared and eliminated the need for Local Area Networking (LAN) cabling and regular maintenance.

    We also set up bulk SMS services and managed to reach over 5,000 of our customers with market and product information at 70% cheaper than before in the past 7days.

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    • Ulf    Jul 27, 2021

      Sounds very promising! Internet should be unlimited and free for everyone.
      Thanks for your effort Samba!

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  • Nixon Samba    Jul 16, 2021

    Thank you Ulf of Germany for funding us 100%.Your generosity is going to allow us buy a WiFi Internet Equipment and Set up Bulk SMS services so as to be to communicate to our upstream and downstream customers.

    This funding shall cut our traditional communication methods and help us save upto 70% communication expense.

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