Sustainable dairy farming

Dickson Wafula

Bungoma Netima Village, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Dickson Wafula

Member since

August 2015

On-time repayments

283 installments  •  77%

About Me

An upcoming commercial agribusinesses entrepreneur with a passion for the less fortunate in the society.
having registered Lowell investments limited.with a vision of being one of the most sustainable agribusiness in Africa. its mission is to empower and eradicate poverty in the rural areas
Having being brought up in a poor family ,where we struggled to get to school or even a meal in a day.i feel for the vulnerable in the society especially the children and mothers.. hence the project to assist in employment and health.

My Business

The last Loan i took improved food production for the cow through use of Hydroponic Feeding.
It increased the level of milk from 4 litres to 6 litres per day which led to the increase of sales hence faster loan repayment.

Covid pandemic came with so many challenges with money disposal in peoples pockets was less.
The cost of raw materials also shoot and cost of labor too hence sales volumes decreased and repayment levels also went down
We thank God the Economy has started picking and now sales are picking up

We produced clean hygienic milk that every member of the society would literally compete for the 6 litres
We as a family the milk improved our diet hence good health to the family

The Next loan i still need to scale up on production of feeds/forage and silage.
Drought is very key challenge hence more food production is required to cater for the dry spell
plus Covid Effects still being felt

Summary on How cash/loan will be used
Repairs of Hydroponic stalls-$50
Buying of barley/wheat/sorghum seeds -$200
Buying of Chemicals- $ 50
Labour-$ 50
Miscellaneous Expenses-$20
Veterinary cost $ 50
Dairy Equipments-$50
Minerals/supplements-$50
Dairy Meal-$-120

Loan Proposal

seeking finance of usd 10,000 from like minded partners through loans, grants, seed capital and debt equity .Already bought 1 acre piece of land and built a semi-permanent zero grazing unit and farm house. We intend to buy 2 in calf heifers each costing usd 500 and 2 dairy cows each costing usd 800 .we also plan a drill a borehole costing usd 5000 and practice hydroponic feeding for the cows costing usd 500

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  • mabo    Apr 28, 2018

    Thanks Dickson Wafula, and good luck for all your future projects!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$99.52

Date disbursed

Sep 13, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $4.14

Dickson opted to pay $58.13 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

Lenders

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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