Beehives for honey production

Robert Gachie

Milimani, Juja, Kenya, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Robert Gachie

Member since

May 2014

On-time repayments

331 installments  •  51%

About Me

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.

My Business

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.

Loan Proposal

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.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$452.81

Date disbursed

Dec 30, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $452.81 at 5.13% annual rate over 8 months = $16.40

Service fee: $11.82

Lenders

Daniel

Brussels, Belgium

Lauren Rosenbaum

Washington, DC, United States

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GalantnostS

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

H

Hilke

Bremen, Germany

F

Fabrizio

Grottaferrata, Italy

S

susa

Forchtenberg, Germany

lucafrangi

Vienna, Austria

R

rlajoux

Bangkok, Thailand

extremeknibbs

Chicago, United States

Spyque

Saint James, United States

M

MrMc2

Saugerties, United States

Veronika

victoria, Canada

S

SovTempest

Toronto, Canada

malcolm D

grants pass, United States

E

Elisabeth

Hove, Belgium

S

Spassmacher

46244 Bottrop, Germany

Y

yop324

Ottawa, Canada

G

glosoli

Boston, United States

J

jkats1988

New York, United States

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

P

Philippe

Adliswil, Switzerland

bdm4a

San Fransisco, United States

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

BoazField

Belleville, United States

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

S

Snake707

Somewhere, Germany

X

xaphoon

angouleme, France

I

imnot

Stafford, United Kingdom

K

kaydoor

Cottonwood, United States

Ric

San Joaquin, Philippines

Cricketca

San Jose, United States

Y

Yecats

New York, United States

F

Fritzimax

Pacific City, United States

S

serenity

Amman, Jordan

andreatagliatti

Manchester, United Kingdom

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

S

samthewill

Winterthur, Switzerland

D

DanielW

United States

T

thebonseung

Republic of Korea

KrautFunding

Hamburg, Germany

A

AreEmOne

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

B

bvirlet

United States

T

tiojoca

Portugal

N

Nekochan26

United States

M

maloney

United States

H

hedyeyre

United States

Leonardia

Waddinxveen, Netherlands

J

JonAlec

United States

Mikers

Netherlands

C

Cristi018

Puerto Rico

B

BigRosie

United States

J

jinwensi

United States

pelhage

United States

MZ

Morley Zhi

United States

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

SE

Sven E

Mannheim, Germany

BM

Brian Mickel

United States

L

Lev

Israel

Lukas Petereit

Frankfurt, Germany

M

Maggie

Australia

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