Organic fertilizer for planting tomatoes

Nancy Owino

Kenya-re Estate, Kenya

42% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Nancy Owino

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

134 installments  •  10%

About Me

My name is Nancy Owino. I am the third born in a family of six children. I grew up with lots of challenges during my childhood. One major challenge was a lack of food and fees. I struggled through primary school, walking long distances just to attain education. I passed well and an aunt sponsored me through secondary education.

After completing my secondary education, I joined Kisumu Polytechnic for a diploma in business administration. I looked for a job but was not lucky. The is when I decided to start farming so as to be able to take care of my bills before I can get a job. I borrowed $100 from my aunt, bought seeds for cow peas and planted in half an acre. I sold it out and made $130 in three weeks. It dawned on me that I could make much out of farming if I gave it more attention.

I have expanded my farm to have 3/4 acre, and planted various types of [plants]. Among them are cabbages, kales and tomatoes. I tend to use organic fertilizer more as I focus in organic farming.

I am an athlete and, whenever I am not in my farm, I am out there training. I believe I am a talented athlete. I run to national levels for my school and college.

My Business

I do vegetable farming in 3/4 acre of land. I plant my vegetables in an open field and do irrigation to protect them from harsh weather. I also do mulching to protect soils from losing too much water. I produce high quality vegetables, and this has always given me a competitive edge against my competitors. The demand for vegetables has risen in the recent past due to declining agricultural land, growth in population and lack of technology adoption to produce more. I actually started farming as it was the only option with better returns and less start-up capital.

My monthly income average is $320 and my typical costs are $150 per month. I use my profit to pay fees for my siblings, buy basics for my aging parents and save for my degree.

Loan Proposal

hello lenders,I have 1200 seedlings on seedbed that I expect to start transplanting next week , I am requesting for $200 loan to help me transplant the tomatoes through purchase of organic fertilizer to hasten the growth of tomatoes. thank you

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About Me

My name is Nancy Owino, I am the third born in a family of six children. I grew up with lots of challenges,during my childhood ,one mojor challenges was lack of food and fees. I struggled through primary school ,walking long distances just to attain education. I passed well and an aunt sponsored me through secondary education. after completing my secondary education ,I joined Kisumu Polytechnic for diploma in business administration. I looked for a job but was not lucky. The is when I decided to start farming so as to be able to take care of my bills before I can get a job. I borrowed $100 from my aunt bought seeds for cow peas and planted in half an acre . I sold it out and made $130 in three weeks . It downed to me that I could make much out of farming if i give it more attention.
I have expanded my farm to half 3/4 acre and planted various types of horticulture. among them cabbages,kales and tomatoes. I tend to use organic fertilizer more as i focus in organic farming.
I am an athlete and whenever I am not in my farm <I am out there training. I believe I am talented athlete .I run to national levels for my school and college.

My Business

I do vegetable farming in 3/4 acre land .I plant my vegetables in open field and do irrigation to protect them from harsh weather ,I also do mulching to protect soils from loosing much water. I produce high quality vegetables and these has always given me a competitive edge against my competitors. The demand for vegetables has risen in the recent path due to declining agricultural land,growth in population and lack of technology adoption to produce more .
I actually started farming as it was the only option with better returns and less start up capital.
My monthly income average is $320 and my typical costs is $150 per month. I use my profit to pay fees for my siblings ,buy basics for my aging parents and pay save for my degree.

Loan Proposal

hello lenders,I have 1200 seedlings on seedbed that I expect to start transplanting next week , I am requesting for $200 loan to help me transplant the tomatoes through purchase of organic fertilizer to hasten the growth of tomatoes. thank you

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$190.09

Date disbursed

Sep 18, 2015

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

29 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.89

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