Purchase of feeds and medication for my poultry

Samuel Onyango

Got Osimbo, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Samuel Onyango

Location

Got Osimbo, Kenya

On-time repayments

47 weekly installments  •  74%

About Me

Onyango Sangalo Samuel aged 21 years hardworking, ambitious, enthusiastic young man born and raised in Got Osimbo sub location, Hathala village, Ugunja district, Siaya county.
I studied from Got Osimbo primary school and proceeded to Ambira high school where I graduated with a form four kcse certificate.
I am a second born in a family of four and the only boy. I live with my mother and two sisters Esther and Pamela as my eldest sister Caro is married. My childhood was good and I enjoyed growing up in the rural setting on my fathers farm but when he passed on life changed but we are picking up slowly together as a family and we all working hard to make things work out for us.
As the only boy I happened to be the inheritor of the land which my father left one and half acres which we use as the family for mainly subcitance farming till I started to look at commercializing the use of the land. Being the only boy the rest of my young sisters and mother look upon me for bread, since she is a house wife without proper income but we try hard.
Right now the struggle is to bring my little sisters to form four as well.
Within the land I have been able to spear head the farming of mainly crops which are sold off to take care of family need including tuition for little sisters, but the profits ain't so great and some times unknown climate pattern has heavily discouraged me from doing crop farming.
I work with a local welding firm but the returns have also never been great but nevertheless I am enthusiastic and work hard or harder.
In 2016 October an old friend from school told me about chicken farming and well it seemed a lucrative business to try out. After a lot of research and finding advice with my savings I set out to do the project.
My passions lie with helping others and I would like to study nursing in a year or since I passed my form four well.
My dream is to one day have a big home for orphans, widows, widowers and less advantaged people in society.
I love agriculture and highly believe in it since everybody in the world eats food from the farm, I believe my contribution to people's plates would make me happy.
I love reading the Bible, motivational books and helping my sisters with assignments in my free time. I love to sing in the local church choir on Sunday and after spend time with my mother debating on many issues in life and listening to her wise words!

My Business

My business is indigenous chicken rearing.
Having started out in October with the chicken project and found out that my passion lies in owning a successful farm one day to supply the people with chicken and eggs and also offer job opportunities to the less advantaged people around me.
Currently I have been able to construct a chicken house and have 42 birds and growth is good . The birds are currently on free range and security for the chicks is worrying that brings me to the current mission of fencing off an ⅛ of an acre of land so that I can monitor the growth of my chicken and raise them to 100 birds in a few months.
From October last year I had been selling off the eggs to support the farm buying feeds medication and as well as some money for the family but when I did some reading on poultry farming in the tropics and how to start small I discovered that a few birds if left to breed can take one to heights. I have then set out to breed my birds and luckily another relative of ours told me about zidisha and if all goes well I see my life and my family changing for the better.
My source of income comes from my small job at the welders though its more like part time since not everyday customers. and also from the farm selling eggs and one month old chicks. I use the profits from my business to support my younger sisters in school,buying them personal requirements and pocket money! I also save money as I have a saving goal that I am working on! The little that remains I give to my mother to supplement the running of the home..

Loan Proposal

With this loan,I will purchase feeds for my chicken which will cost $35 and vaccines which will cost $9.This will ensure that I have a healthy breed of chicken which can withstand diseases and hence more eggs for sale at a profit.I expect egg production to rise by about 30% because of good feeds and vaccines.The benefit that will accrue from this is addittional income for my family.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$43.68

Date disbursed

Nov 10, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $1.96

Lenders

Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

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  • Joost    Oct 3, 2018

    Dear Samuel,

    Please make a payment on your Zidisha loan. Lenders loaned to you with good faith that they would be paid back in a timely manner. Zidisha is a powerful tool when used correctly to grow a business. Do not throw away an opportunity to prosper in the future.

    If you are not able to make a payment then please leave a comment. Every lender understands that there are difficult periods in someone’s life.

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  • Joost    Aug 26, 2018

    Dear Samuel,

    How is your business going. Are you already able to make some repayments?

    Joost

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 12, 2018

    Thank you very much my dear lenders! The amout is going to be used to build brooding spaces and paying of labour and logistics for the chicken! Buy feeds and also do vaccination for the chicken!
    Thank you very much for lending, and may you all be given back 10fold for your kindness

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  • Joost    Jul 12, 2018

    Your loan is now fully funded. Please keep us posted.

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 12, 2018

    Still appealing to lenders, 11% more..... I am grateful to all of the help you give! Thank you very much

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 11, 2018

    Thank you very much Lurch! You have made my day wonderful, I can't hide my happiness! Amidst the struggles of life knowing that people like you exist makes the world a better place! Be blessed and may the work of your hands always be fruitful!
    Thank you

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 11, 2018

    Thank you Vratik and BSM for lending to me.I am now at 17% and I plead with other dear lenders to come to my aid and help me raise the balance please.Thanks in advance.

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 10, 2018

    Calling out to you dear lenders, still 92% to go.... Thank you very much in advance

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 10, 2018

    Thank you very much Mr Chris Turner, may blessings come to you in abundance for yo kindness

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jul 8, 2018

    Hello my dear lenders, it's been a long time trying yo get this loan application online because of so many factors! Right now the farm is okay doing well but the feeds I have are almost done.
    I am kindly requesting you come to my rescue and help fund my loan
    Thanks very much for your continued support

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jun 21, 2018

    I bought more chicken,feeds and medication.Thanks a lot my dear lenders.May you be blessed.

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  • Samuel Onyango    May 1, 2018

    Hello my dear lenders! Sorry i have bin very busy up and down preparing for a journey, and also treating one of my sick birds!
    The money was received 7915ksh which so far i have used to buy feeds, new set of birds, and medications! Its raining now heavily and i had to use part of the money to buy some charcoal in order to offer extra warmth to the chicks!!
    I want to thank very much for the effort u put in and i promise to keep working hard!

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  • Samuel Onyango    Apr 17, 2018

    I would like yo take this humble opportunity to thank you my dear lenders, Johannes,Anita K,Christine Milne,Rene Juul, Alex Victor and Zachary H for your endless effort to fund my loan application...
    I will use the loan to buy the following. The cost of the new 50 chicks,feeds and medication for the birds

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  • Samuel Onyango    Apr 15, 2018

    Thank you very much Judy K for the contribution, may u the works of yo hands always be blessed!
    Happy Sunday to you, your family and friends!
    Asante

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  • Samuel Onyango    Apr 13, 2018

    Thanks my dear lenders for your continued support

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  • Samuel Onyango    Apr 13, 2018

    Thank you my dear lenders.The loan helped me to buy new drinkers and feeders for the chicken.This improved the standard of care and their perfomance.Once again thanks a lot for your continued support.May God bless you.

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jan 21, 2018

    Hello Zidisha, I am able to make some extra savings from the business since it is growing

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  • Samuel Onyango    Jan 2, 2018

    Wow thank you my dear lenders Heather from Australia,joerg from Berlin Germany,Karin Joy from Philadelphia USA,and James from United States.May you be richly blessed.Once again thank you and happy new year.

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  • Samuel Onyango    Dec 31, 2017

    My dear lenders I take this earliest opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2018.Secondly may I have the honor to inform you about my immediate loan.It helped me in the purchase of feeds and medication for my chicken project.This made a tremendous impact in the overall perfomance of my chicken project.The purchase of the medication ensured a healthy and well fed flock of chicken,thus high productivity of eggs and meat .I was able to sell 10% more eggs than usual.This enabled me to construct egg laying boxes for my hens and also buy a wheel barrow.I paid school fees for my siblings and bought them school uniforms for the new term beginning January 2018,it also enabled me to afford a good christmas and new year celebration with my relatives and friends,something I was not able to do before.So I thank you most sincerely my dear lenders.

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  • Samuel Onyango    Dec 23, 2017

    Happy Holidays to zidisha entire family!

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