Opening food market to sell chicken

Jesper Kamuhuza

Chipata, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Jesper Kamuhuza

Location

Chipata, Zambia

On-time repayments

231 weekly installments  •  86%

About Me

My full names are Jesper Kumuhuza. I was born on 16th January, 1992 in Northwestern Province of Zambia. I started my grade one in 1998 at Ikelenge Primary School. My father was working a truck driver for a Catholic mission in our area. It was not an easy job for my Dad to educate six children from the income he got from his job as a driver. We used to walk about 10 kilometers fro and to school every week day with my siblings and a few friends.

I attended my grade one up to grade twelve at Ikelenge Primary school and High school respectively. Attaining education in the village was challenging as there were a lot of hurdles that I faced personally and as a family. It was through my determination and hard work that I managed to pull through to grade 12. Despite the hardships I went through, I scored good results and got accepted at the University of Zambia.

One thing that has helped me to overcome my challenges in life and pull through is because am supper focused, determined and organized on what I believe in and what is good for my life and the community I live in.

From college, I learnt that life/education is not about getting a job only, but changing the environment. I believe in a poverty free community. I want to plant a good environment for my children, family and community; hence I started my own business.
Chipata is a good town because it is a border town, with good business opportunities, developing at a high rate and yet to be called City.

During my free time, I like to read and research, surfing on the internet so that I stay informed and up to date with the world.

My Business

I run poultry for broiler chickens. The poultry is located near to my house and it can accommodate up to 300 chickens. I buy small chicks from local sellers and then keep them until they are ready for consumption then I sale them too. Of late chicken is one of the most consumed as relish in Zambia. Many Zambians buy chicken on a daily basis for home consumption and business for instance those running cafeterias and restaurants. Chicken is cheap and affordable, this helps even the poor to have the ability to buy chicken pieces and have a good meal in a day. So chicken is on demand in Chipata and as a person who has a heart for the community, I chose to run one (poultry) so as to provide the public with enough relish.

At the moment, the cost for selling one whole chicken is about K40 ($3.8) each. The small chicks cost about three Kwacha (Zambian Kwacha) each. The cost for selling one big chicken is arrived at after calculating all the expenses on feed and medicine for the chicks.

I use the profit from my business to pay for my house rentals, bills, and food. Apart from this, I also help my father since he is old now. The remaining profit I reinvest in the business with the dream of expanding it.
I plan to use some of the money to finish my house that I have built through zidisha help in my business. I will need to buy paint for painting the exterior and buy sealing materials. The loan also will help me to pay for labor expenses.

Loan Proposal

After keeping and selling live chickens for quite a good time, I have decided to open a selling center for dressed chickens. This is one of my expansions in the business as I look forward to a greater future. I am therefore going to use this loan to pay for rentals for the shop I will be using, which costs about $50 per month. I also wish to buy a small refrigerator costing about $300 that I will use in preserving the dressed chickens. I will also buy a butchery scale to use in selling the chickens. The scale costs about $100. Among the things I need to purchase for this new projects are plastic bags for our customers also.

This will help us increase profit and sales because now we will be able to sell even chicken pieces to people who cannot mange to buy a full chicken. Thank you so much and looking forward to your endless support for my business.

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Jan 11, 2021: My house project

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About Me

My full names are Jesper Kumuhuza. I was born on 16th January, 1992 in Northwestern Province of Zambia. I started my grade one in 1998 at Ikelenge Primary School. My father was working a truck driver for a Catholic mission in our area. It was not an easy job for my Dad to educate six children from the income he got from his job as a driver. We used to walk about 10 kilometers fro and to school every week day with my siblings and a few friends.

I attended my grade one up to grade twelve at Ikelenge Primary school and High school respectively. Attaining education in the village was challenging as there were a lot of hurdles that I faced personally and as a family. It was through my determination and hard work that I managed to pull through to grade 12. Despite the hardships I went through, I scored good results and got accepted at the University of Zambia.

One thing that has helped me to overcome my challenges in life and pull through is because am supper focused, determined and organized on what I believe in and what is good for my life and the community I live in.

From college, I learnt that life/education is not about getting a job only, but changing the environment. I believe in a poverty free community. I want to plant a good environment for my children, family and community; hence I started my own business.
Chipata is a good town because it is a border town, with good business opportunities, developing at a high rate and yet to be called City.

During my free time, I like to read and research, surfing on the internet so that I stay informed and up to date with the world.

My Business

I run poultry for broiler chickens. The poultry is located near to my house and it can accommodate up to 300 chickens. I buy small chicks from local sellers and then keep them until they are ready for consumption then I sale them too. Of late chicken is one of the most consumed as relish in Zambia. Many Zambians buy chicken on a daily basis for home consumption and business for instance those running cafeterias and restaurants. Chicken is cheap and affordable, this helps even the poor to have the ability to buy chicken pieces and have a good meal in a day. So chicken is on demand in Chipata and as a person who has a heart for the community, I chose to run one (poultry) so as to provide the public with enough relish.

At the moment, the cost for selling one whole chicken is about K40 ($3.8) each. The small chicks cost about three Kwacha (Zambian Kwacha) each. The cost for selling one big chicken is arrived at after calculating all the expenses on feed and medicine for the chicks.

I use the profit from my business to pay for my house rentals, bills, and food. Apart from this, I also help my father since he is old now. The remaining profit I reinvest in the business with the dream of expanding it.
I plan to use some of the money to finish my house that I have built through zidisha help in my business. I will need to buy paint for painting the exterior and buy sealing materials. The loan also will help me to pay for labor expenses.

Loan Proposal

After keeping and selling live chickens for for quite a good time, I have decided to open a selling center for dressed chickens. This is one of my expansions in the business as I look forward for a greater future. Am therefore, going to use this loan to pay for rentals for the shop I will be using which is costing about $50 per month. I also wish to buy a small refrigerator costing about $300 that I will use in preserving the dressed chickens. I will also buy a butchery scale to use in selling the chickens. The scale costs about $100. Among the things i need to purchase for this new projects are plastic bags for our customers also. This will help us increase more profits and sales because now we will be able to sale even chickens pieces to people who can not mange to buy a full chicken. Thank you so much and looking forward to your endless support in my business.

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  • Heather    Jun 18, 2021

    :)

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  • Ivanof    Jan 8, 2021

    Simply perfect. Good and accurate communication.
    Jesper repaid on time.
    Just look at his profile and you will understand.
    Trust him.

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  • Joshi    Nov 16, 2018

    good experience. Will lend again.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$548.11

Date disbursed

Jul 19, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

14 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $548.11 = $15.08

Lenders

investor

Candiac, Canada

AltruisticSelfishnes

Chicago, United States

johnandmoliehi

Canton, New York, United States

BJ

Brandon Joz

North Carolina, United States

R

rmacaw

Australia

Tavin

Ottawa, Canada

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

S

SvenWaage

Stavanger, Norway

B

BClay

Campbell, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

IM

Isak Maaseide

Tromso, Norway, Norway

nakamura

United States

G

glh25

Winooski, United States

J

javifdezsainz

Madrid, Spain

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

M

marcmesich

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

mojobob

Hayward, United States

JonB

London, United Kingdom

G

Galbania

Toowoomba, Australia

E

E

Marin county, United States

Freewolf

Salt Lake City, United States

Evan Lamos

Brussels, Belgium

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

D

drorm

United States

R

roozbeh

United States

L

lenders

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

M

msabalau

United States

C

charleen

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

Buzzel

Frankfurt, Germany

K

Keith

Luxembourg

S

Stephan

Netherlands

matt carroll

London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

UN

Uwe Neumann

Frankfurt Germany, Denmark

Elly

Woudrichem, United Kingdom

Lou Kaucic

Sanbornton, NH, United States

AH

Adam Hill

United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Cyrus Santiago

Calapan City, Philippines

N

Nick

United States

Eszti

Budapest, Hungary

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

philippelazaro

Eugene, Oregon, United States

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

M

Magnus

Switzerland

roark22

Geneva, Switzerland

GC

Greger Cronquist

Göteborg, Sweden

BW

Betty Waweru

United States

Ramon Maghsoudi

San Francisco, United States

Sinan Taifour

Munich, Germany, Germany

E

El

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Christie Young

Boston, Ma, United States

E

Ejvin

United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

CJ

Carrie J

United States

GC

Gabriel Collins

United Kingdom

Lurch

United States

R

RMIM

United States

KA

Khaled Asmri

Saudi Arabia

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

KN

Kevin N

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

AB

Ashira Blazer

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Chris

Zurich, Switzerland

H

Haley

United States

DM

Drew Miller

United States

CJ

Clarissa joshua

United Kingdom

J

JB

Germany

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