Buying a Water Tank

John Thiaro

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Thiaro

Member since

May 2015

On-time repayments

292 installments  •  68%

About Me

This is my 3rd Zidisha loan funding attempt.
Well, am not entirely new to the Zidisha family, but I will introduce myself once again for the new Zidisha members. I am Kenyan by nationality and my names are John Thiaro. I come from Kenya which is famous for the world-renowned athletes Joyce Chepchumba, Paul Tergat, Vivian Cheruiyot, Philip Boit and many others who have won numerous awards internationally like the Boston marathon, Olympics and so forth.

I was born and raised up in a town known as Nakuru which is approximately 125 miles from our capital city of Nairobi. Nakuru is the 4th largest town in Kenya.

We are a family of 8, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. My parents are retired police officers, but my father passed on in 2010.

I am the 6th born in our family and the youngest amongst the boys (or men if you like as we are all grown up).

I have a family that who include my loving wife Mercy and 2 daughters and a boy. Kathy - 7 years, Emilly - 5 years and Jerry - 7 months.

I am very passionate about nature and conservation and I love wildlife safaris, am a trained safari-guide and have worked in several of our wildlife conservation areas such as Maasai Mara and other parks. Ornithology is a hobby I dearly love and enjoy.

My Business

Currently, my main business is keeping of chicken both for meat - broilers, and for eggs layers. The chicken for eggs are both hybrid and free-range chicken as the my customers love both of this varieties.

I want to become a broker for chicken eggs and chicken meat to be supply to hotels, schools and large institutions.

Due to the rapid expansion of my business, I bought a Motorbike with my 5th Zidisha loan. This has really assisted my business as I got to supply my products where I previously could not be able to.

My profits have since increased by more than 70% and am very very grateful to all Zidisha lenders. My families lifestyle has changed for the better and each new day is a blessing to us.

I am able to pay our 2 children's school fees, cloth and cater for their day to day effortlessly because of my business whose foundation is Zidisha!

As I had informed you earlier, the expansion of my chicken and eggs supply as has made me have about triple the number of customers I had when I started this business. With the availability of the van, I will easily be able to offer chicken products in a diversified market at a more competitive price than that of other business-men in the same work.

This has necessitated me to not only source the products from my farm but also outsource from other farmers as I cannot cope with the high demand.

This is the reason, I was planning that with the able and good Zidisha lenders, I will make this a reality by purchasing a station wagon or van if you like. The most popular in my country are Toyota Probox or Toyota Succeed. This a hardy vehicle which is relatively cheaper than other models and consumes very little fuel.

The vehicle's maintenance is low and when you fold the rear seat, I will be able to supply my goods to various hotels in town and the outskirts of my town.

I will then resell the motorbike and add a little of my savings towards achieving this goal.

Loan Proposal

This is my third (3rd) loan from Zidisha. I am planning to buy a water tank with a capacity of 3000 liters.

I have been having a lot of problems because we do not have piped water in our home and this makes me spend a lot of time going to buy water which is about 3 km away.

Since the rains have started, a water tank will be collecting the water which I will be using for domestic consumption as well as in my poultry project.

As I had mentioned earlier, am planning to start dairy farming and as you all know, cows consume a lot of water everyday.

The water tank will enable me have more time on my hands which I can in turn do other economically beneficial work.

The money I will save from buying water will in turn be put into a fund where I can start saving a little amount to buy the cows.

With the completion of this project, am sure my production will increase by more than 40% and I can easily repay my loan. My neighbours and already started enjoying buying chicken eggs from me and my income has now increased!

I hope and trust that the membership to Zidisha community will respond to my request and contribute to this water tank project.

Lastly, I hope that you all have a wonderful time in your respective countries and I take this opportunity to thank you in advance.

The break-down of the loan is as follows:-

Water tank (3000 liters) - $200
Water gutters for collecting water - $23
Cement and ballast for construction the slab where the tank will rest - $50
Labour cost $30
Transportation cost - $20
Water tap and pipes - $30
Mislleneous cost - $27

Total cost $380

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$383.00

Date disbursed

Mar 13, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $16.61

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BelleStarr

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andyfletcher

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D

Divergent

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Cadwah

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Evan Lamos

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Paul Buchheit

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Rod Scholl

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Y

YP

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BB

Ben Bellows

United States

PG

Paul Graham

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wissam

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

J

Joel

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Arnaud M

Sydney, Australia

AK

Achim Königs

Bonn, Germany

Der Dooley

Dublin, Ireland

H

Heather

United States

MC

Mark Cowburn

United States

LR

Laetitia Rocha

United Kingdom

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

WS

Warren Shen

United States

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