Raising organic chickens

Florence Ngulube

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Florence Ngulube

Member since

April 2018

On-time repayments

98 installments  •  54%

About Me

My name is Florence Ngulube from Zambia. I am a mother to four children and i have a poultry business where I raise broiler chickens and village chickens. I have a small holding farm where I raise my village chickens and village chickens for resale in the city.

I grew up in the Copperbelt and I came to Lusaka when I got married to my husband and we raised our children in a very close community in the farming. I started a poultry business when I lost my husband and I have been doing for the last 2 years now and it has greatly helped my family. My grandson wants to be a doctor when he grows up so that he can help people who are sick and he has been doing very well at school. My other two children are married and are living in another city.

I want to work hard so that I can take my daughter to college when she finish, I love sew and knit in my spare time and also I love to do some gardening at the farm and grow flowers which bloom very beautiful in the summer.

My Business

I love farming and raising chickens. I raise free range broiler chickens that are now on sell on the Copperbelt as well. They are raised naturally just as nature meant a chicken to grow. No chemical nor organic medicines, home mixed feeds and they are free range. The taste and flavour are great just like a village chicken. The meat is firmer than the broiler but softer than the village chicken. This makes this product a sublime choice for a modern lady who wants to work on her "grand mother cooking skills" for a village chicken. I ask my customers to switch from common broiler to the premium chicken as we shall be supply them with chickens at a premium price of K33/kg because of its distinguishable taste and flavour and it's firm meat texture, the price is more than value for your money. This is the first in Zambia and other world brands are "Label Rouge" in France and Pastured chicken in the USA.

It costs me K20/kg to raise a the chickens and I raise them in batches so that I am able to sell chickens every 2 weeks so I know I will be able to pay my Zidisha Loans.

Loan Proposal

With this loan I will be able to raise organic chickens and increase my customers. I bought materials with the last Zidisha loan and was able to successfully raise 500 chickens to point of sale. So with this loan I will raise more to make a profit and feed my family.

Income Source

I will be able to increase the number of chickens I raise and because food is such an important part of the economy it will mean that we will be able to make a profit and increase our sales. We are happy when we have repeat customers because they keep us going and staying in business.

Feedback

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  • Victoria    Feb 25, 2021

    Loan was paid back.

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  • David    Sep 16, 2020

    Loan was scheduled to take four weeks. Two payments finished the loan in three weeks. I wish you continued success.

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  • mabo    May 5, 2018

    Florence repaid her loan absolutely on time. I hope she will get more loans in the future and I will be happy to support her again.
    Thanks!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$283.37

Date disbursed

Aug 27, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $30.76

Credit risk payment: $24.61

Optional expediting fee: $30.76

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