Onion farming

James Wahinya

Mugoiri Village, Kenya

90% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

James Wahinya

Member since

June 2014

On-time repayments

158 installments  •  97%

About Me

My names are James Irungu and I am 26 years old. I am a businessman in Muranga County in a place Mukuyu. Currently I am the manager of Mugoiri Modern Small-Scale Farming Organization (MMSFO) and I oversee the running of the project. As the manager I liaise with the Farmers Training Centre (F.T.C) and other stakeholders to train youth groups in agribusiness. I am a very innovative and creative young man whose hobbies include swimming and playing handball.

My Business

I founded MMSFO in the year 2013 and it empowers the youth with skills in modern small-scale farming. This project sprouted from urbanization and unpredictable weather patterns that have dealt agriculture in the region a blow in terms of low productivity. Urbanization has led to subdivision of once vast farming areas into small units of land that are unsuitable for profitable agricultural enterprises. In addition to this, the youth have a poor perception towards agriculture.
The objective of the project is to deliver knowledge and skills in small-scale farming techniques to the youth while empowering them into capital intensive agribusiness and to enable them make more informed choices in agriculture for improved and sustainable livelihoods.
OBJECTIVES
1. To deliver knowledge and skills in suitable small-scale farming techniques while empowering the youth into agribusiness.
2. To enable the youth to make more informed choices in agriculture for improved and sustainable livelihoods.
Agribusiness project activities
The project involves setting up a drip irrigated model farm.
Armed with this knowledge, the youth groups are in a position to liaise with the Youth Enterprise Fund intermediaries in their Counties for funding. The intermediaries carry out viability assessments for all proposed business plans.
The training averagely runs for a duration of 1 week after where an evaluation is carried out to determine the level of adoption of new technologies among the youth. Productivity levels in the model farms are later assessed and compared with other non-irrigated farms where it is proved that drip irrigated model offers improved and sustainable farming and is profitable in terms of Agri-business.

Project Proposal

I intend to to extend my agribusiness farming by adding two more acres. This will increase the out put and profitability of the business. It will also give me a chance to add an additional worker to the farm thus creating employment. From this venture I will increase my profit by 30%. I have been working on four acres for the past five years but due to the Covid-19 pandemic I reduced to 2 acres. I have now secured additional two acres to work on. Below is the proposed budget
Land preparation Kes 25,000
Certified Seeds Kes 20,000
Fertilizer And Pesticides Kes 35,000
Additional pipes and canals Kes 25,000
Labour for four months Kes 35,000

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$753.09

Date disbursed

May 8, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $127.06

Backers

C

cyrilleberger

Gammalkil, Sweden

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Alice Wangui

Nakuru, Kenya

Scotts5320

New York, United States

Wairimu Gathii

Nakuru Rhonda Estate, Kenya

PP

Pasi Paajanen

Helsinki, Finland

Rosemary Kinya

Nairobi, Kenya

WE

Wendy Emlyn

Devon, United Kingdom

Aran Dunlop

United States

Rita Nutsugah

Accra, Spintex House Number 25, Ghana

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mariamfula

United States

Peter Ribiro

Naivasha, Kenya

BS

Brandon S

United States

Raoul

Germany

Jennie

Milan, Italy

Emmanuel Chileshe

Mindolo Miseshi, Zambia

Catherine Karanja

Nairobi, Kenya

Jeanette

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Rodgers Misango

Kangemi, Kenya

GF

Gammon Family

United States

Basima Ibrahim

Accra, Ghana

Paul Oduor

Nairobi, Kenya

Collins Ofori

Jema, Ghana

C

Carrie

United States

CG

Chris Greene

Birmingham, AL, United States

EP

Erase Poverty

United States

Anita Ajei

Accra, Ghana

W

wisdom2080

Fullerton, United States

Linda Mukami

Nairobi, Kenya

Kate Hauwa

Bida, Nigeria

Boaheng Andrews

Berekum, Ghana

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