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My names are Robert Gachie Kamau but most people call me Gachie. I was born on March 30, 1987. I live in Juja, with my family. I live with my wife and my two beautiful daughters, one aged 2 and ½ years and the other four months old. I have two brothers but I don’t have sisters so that's a bit boring sometimes but I am not sad about it because I'm not that kind of person. I'm an active, easy-going and talkative person and I love to talk with new people.
I am self-confident. That's why I think differently from other people, but sometimes I have too much confidence and it's not good for me. I love sports like swimming, badminton and volleyball during my pass time. I like to try new things (except if it too dangerous, then I won't try it). I consider myself a young, visionary, energetic, motivated and hardworking person. Moreover, I am a person who believes that I can do something for the good of my country Kenya. I believe that I have the capability to do much better if I am provided extra resources to continue with my project.
Since High School, I have considered community work to be an important aspect in life. All human activities in numerous areas such as farming, business and others have a well structured underlying community work framework. This fact stimulated me to pursue community work for the welfare of my community, country and humanity at large. I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. I choose pure mathematics as my specialization although at this time, a few people knew about pure mathematics and few students choose pure mathematics as their specialization.
Although my undergraduate programme provided a strong background in the basic fundamentals of life, this is not enough; hence the need to continue with community works so as to enrich and widen opportunities for poor families. Overall I am gratified by my academic record and I also believe that my undergraduate studies have prepared me very adequately for other areas; I also believe that being involved in community work has many opportunities and is important in society.
I work as a freelance writer and write academic and term papers for Academia-research and Ovucorp. I’m also involved in rearing chicken and also own a cybercafé. Roughly, I make around $ 500 dollars a month. This income has assisted me to serve the community and for the upkeep of my family. In a nutshell, I am self-reliant and earn extra money to assist the community. I am interested in community work; as well as, other people’s cultures and social lives. In my free time I like to participate in empowerment projects to enhance the lives of my community.
Currently, the development of Kenya as a whole has been hindered by the shortage of ideas, mentor-ship and funds in community empowerment. These circumstances persuade me to continue with community work.
Reasons for applying for funds include:
1. It will advance the development and empowerment poor families in Kenya and strengthen the future of the country’s education in general.
2. It will fill the gap of unemployment graduates and strengthen sustainable development in Kenya.
With regard to the factors above; I think the area that I have chosen will benefit Kenya massively.
My ambition is to be a rich business man and a philanthropic community service man at the same time; hence, I hope that my life will be better and better other people’s lives in my community and hope the projects I’m involved in will have rewarding experience to the community I serve in future. Finally, I hope all my dreams will come true and I will be very happy if I succeed in all my endeavors.
My Beekeeping project still requires funding. My BEE-KEEING Project is seeking a loan of $ 450 in funding, to convert recently inherited property into community based bee-keeping farm. There is already large market demand in Kenya for community supported cooperative bee-keeping agriculture. In addition the demand for honey in local markets increases each year as well as the demand from local supermarkets for fresh honey. The project plans to add new hives in the farm as soon as the farm is converted to communal use to accommodate bee-keeping activities. The ROI Benefits are immeasurable; however, it the ROI can be estimated at $300 per month. The project has a broad local support for our communal farm project. This will empower poor people in Juja to create a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families.
Dec 30, 2014
Cost to entrepreneur
Lender interest: $452.81 at 5.13% annual rate over 8 months = $16.40
Service fee: $11.82