Orange farming

Abraham Musyoki

Nairobi, Kenya

$68 to go

82% lent of $368 goal

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Entrepreneur

Name

Abraham Musyoki

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

On-time repayments

22 weekly installments  •  82%

About Me

My name is Abraham Masiku, first born in a family of 6. Born and raised in Makueni county in Kenya. Went to school in a local primary then later joined Machakos school for my secondary education. Joining campus was a challenge and thus started some vegetable farming to raise money for my family and my upkeep as well. Later on like a year later by the grace of God I managed to join a college to study business management. School fees was a challenge since the little we got was supposed to pay for the six of us. Had lost my dad while I was in class 8 and my mum is a house wife and the only source of income was proceeds from the small orange trees my dad had planted.
This motivated me to venture into this line of business. My target is to have a minimum of 10,000 orange trees and later on open a fresh juice processing company.

My Business

My business is majorly on orange farming which is one of our main cash crop in Makueni county in Kenya. since this is a seasonal thing, I'm planning to do irrigation which will ensure continued production. In a single sale one can get up-to 1,000 US dollars and thus having continued production this can raise up-to double the returns. Expenses associated with this kind of business is buying of pest control chemicals, spray equipments, weeding, pruning and labour.
On top of that, have also engaged in Chicken rearing to boost my income.
We have ready market for the produce and as for now demand is very high as compared to supply.
I use the profit to pay school fees for my siblings who are in colleges as well as upkeep of my mother.

Loan Proposal

Have been in the farming business for the better part of my life and with the change of technology and desire to have better and quality production, financial obligation is a must. Currently have been depending on the seasonal rains but felt its time to introduce irrigation in order to increase productions.
With this new plan my production will grow by almost 30% increasing my income form the current rate. This will in return help me to get more inventory and farm equipment still making work more easier and with quality products. I will as well employ some few guys to assist in the farm.
As always I will ensure repayment of the loan facility within the shortest period possible.

Income Source

Food products are essential and basic to everyone and people will always require to eat. We have established a broad market base which will ensure continued supply of our products to the market.

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Lenders

Daniel

New York,  United States

Sayuri

United Kingdom

Joost

Noord Brabant,  Netherlands

roark22

Geneva,  Switzerland

MarktheMormon

Sandy, Utah,  United States

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Melkmom

United States

R

rmacaw

Australia

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PeterP

United Kingdom

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Aleks

United States

KM

Kirk Moore

Cerdanyola del Vallès,  Spain

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Loan Info

Amount requested

$368.00

Still needed

$68.00

Application expires

May 14, 2021

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost of loan

Service fee: 5% of $368.00 = $18.40

Credit risk payment: $58.90

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  • Daniel    May 4, 2021

    good luck

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  • Margaret    Aug 7, 2019

    Good luck Abraham with your new loan, it sounds like you are on the right path to grow your orange farm and produce your own orange juice.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Aug 6, 2019

    With the previous loan have been able to purchase additional water pipes and did the initial installment to enable coverage of a large portion of the farm. This will help have more produce and production as well
    With this loan I will now dig and construct a permanent well for water supply. With such a facility this increase my production with almost 30% and thus improving my income and standard of living as well.
    My major goal is to have a larger facility which will create employment to the community as well changing their lives and standards of living as well.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jul 5, 2019

    Thank you so much for your sacrifice and trust to finance my loan application and I promise to be faithful and pay it back in the shortest time possible.
    This amount will help me get a water pump and do irrigation for my orange trees and more crops I have in my farm thus increasing my productivity and income as well.
    Thank you once again for your generosity and support. Blessings

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jul 4, 2019

    I used the amount to buy some pipes which will assist in the irrigation activity during this dry season and ensure continued production.
    Currently Im looking for more funds so as to get the water pump and a tank to enable and complete the set up from which will increase my productivity and income as well.
    Looking forward to the day when my project will be complete and enjoying the fruit of the sacrifice you are making for my growth

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jun 10, 2019

    Thank you so much for funding my loan application.
    I promise to repay it in the shortest time possible. This amount will help me buy some fungicides and pesticides to control diseases and weeds affecting my plantation thus increased production.

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  • [email protected]    Jun 8, 2019

    Hi Abraham, donating some money to you so you can keep growing your business! From Novato, California, United States!

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jun 7, 2019

    I was able to buy herbicides and fungicides to control diseases and weeds affecting the trees.
    I managed to pay wages to casuals who were assisting in clearing the farm and this has ensured quick grown on the trees.
    Have used the increased earnings to cater for my siblings upkeep in school.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Mar 27, 2019

    Thank you so much for the financial support and it has already been disbursed amount of Kshs. 10,488.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Mar 26, 2019

    Thank you friends for your support and looking forward to growth and improvement in my financial status. This funds will help me grow my chicken rearing project as well as do irrigation to my orange seedlings since now its a dry season in our country.
    Thank you once again.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Mar 11, 2019

    With my previous loan I was able to purchase some wire mesh for the chicken house and will be putting chicks once I get this amount.
    My earning from the orange farming has grown thus adjusting my income upwards

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Feb 6, 2019

    Thank you for your sacrifice and accepting to fund my application.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Feb 5, 2019

    Use the amount to buy more seedlings and do irrigation for the ones I planted in the previous season. Also intending to add chicken rearing business and thus will enable me to purchase some chicks for the start.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jan 15, 2019

    I take this opportunity to thank you for your financial support and funding my loan. This loan will help me make some developments and improve on my objectives. Will be able to add another project so as to improve my financial status.
    Thank you.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Jan 14, 2019

    I used the loan to get some sprays for the fruits as well as paying some wages to farm workers.
    It has really made some boost and looking forward fora bigger amount to have a progress growth.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Dec 8, 2018

    Thank you so much for the financial support and funding my loan application. Looking forward to a great and productive cooperation

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Dec 6, 2018

    Thank you so much for accepting to fund my loan application. Looking forward to a great cooperation and support
    This is the project am working on

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Dec 5, 2018

    These are the big trees which I need cash to buy pest site control medicine and the equipments for spray.
    In the near future want to be doing irrigation which will help to have in and out of season harvest thus double return.

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  • Abraham Musyoki    Dec 5, 2018

    Thank you so much for the funds. Have received and will be paying back as soon as possible

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