Supplying fruits and vegetables to areas where they are scarce

Bernard Otieno

Busia, Kenya

55% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Bernard Otieno

Location

Busia, Kenya

On-time repayments

90 weekly installments  •  69%

About Me

I am the fourth born child in a family of seven children. I was born in nyando which is my home district my father worked as a clerk with smithkline & Beecham in Nairobi i thus went for my primary education in Nairobi and after sitting for my primary school i went to Onjiko high school and after high school i tried my hands in business selling house ware in Nairobi after which i moved to Kisumu and later on to Busia where i have been stationed for the last six years currently i operate a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) in Busia.

My Business

When i left Kano for Busia i was running a business that saw me provide horticultural products from Busia to kisumu as Busia town is located at the border of Kenya and Uganda and Uganda being an agricultural rich country i was able to save enough to enable me buy a motorcycle which aids me in transportation of the green products thus reducing my transportation costs and the cycle doubles up also as a boda boda thus enabling me to maintain it ( Servicing and fuel).I therefor let it out and use it only once a week when i am transporting my goods.

Loan Proposal

The recent El nino rain has wreacked havoc on parts of the country (Kenya) and with it the destruction of farm products moreso in the Nyanza region which happens to be my area of supply this has opened the door for supply of kales and cabbages i therefor intend to use the loaned amount in supplying this products from uganda, aventure i am sure will pay of due to scarcity of these products.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$383.41

Date disbursed

Dec 6, 2015

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

13 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $383.41 = $19.17

Bernard opted to pay $119.61 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

investor

Candiac, Canada

mbunifu

San Jose, United States

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

Hope2012

United Kingdom

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

C

cjmenchaca

Austin, United States

B

blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

beverly

Vancouver, Canada

D

Divergent

Bethesda, United States

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

E

E

Marin county, United States

dlpringle

Denver, United States

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

C

chrishol

United States

B

beckynagel

United States

J

jdallatezza

United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

L

luckiestmonkey

United States

E

erregen351

United States

A

adamdreaming

United States

pelhage

United States

S

Stephan

Netherlands

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

Haim Si

Mexico, Mexico

Alberto Cereser

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gab

Singapore

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Fox Family

Costa Rica

jtreyes

United States

KD

Kent Don

United States

Mouhamed

United States

JD

Jeff DePree

United States

wissam

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eugen Stamm

Zurich, Switzerland

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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