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My name is Geoffrey Mwaniki, I reside in Nairobi County, Embakasi District, Fedha Estate. I was born in Machakos County, Kathiani Division, Kaani Sub Location. It is 12km from Machakos Town to Kaani town. And approximately 400 meters off Machakos Kitui road. There is a school next to my farm called St Catherine Girls High School. I am married to Edith Baru and we have been blessed with a baby boy called Nathanael Mwaniki.He is now 4 and half years. I have been farming for the last 6 years. What started as a passion has now grown to be an established business thanks to Zidisha loans which has helped me to grow my farming business.
I am in agribusiness where I practice mixed farming. I have a Green house where I grow tomatoes and capsicums. I am also in poultry where I have 200 indigenous birds. I also have cattle and have also planted pawpaws and mangoes. I have experienced tremendous growth over the last 2 years that I have been in the business. For example, I started with 5 she goats and 1 he goat and now I have over 20 goats. In the area of Poultry, I have been able to construct a house which can hold over 2,000 birds from proceeds from the farm which am planning to stock as soon as possible. I have been also able to plant over 1,000 pawpaw trees which will mature in the next 1 year. Already I have around 100 mature pawpaw trees which I sell the fruits to my customers in Nairobi.The climate condition in our area is very good for fruits which many customers prefer them because of the sweetness.
First I am so grateful for the loan you granted me which enabled me to buy the incubator which now is full of incubated eggs. May you be richly blessed.
Now am applying for this loan so that I can fix a new drinking system in my poultry house. Last March I lost more than three (3) hundred chicks due to an outbreak of Fowl Typhoid. I trust if I had this drinking system which reduces water contamination, I would not have lost that number of chicks. And again the issue of adding water every now and then will come to end which will save me a lot of time. I intend to buy two (2) Water Tanks which cost 135 U.S dollars each. This brings a total of 270 U.S dollars. Then I will buy Automatic Drinkers which one is costing U.S 30 dollars and I will need four (4) in number that brings a total of U.S 120 dollars. I already have the pipes and also the posts to support the piping system. I will also cater for from the proceeds of eggs.I am looking forward for your positive consideration.Thanking you in advance.
Jul 9, 2014
Cost to entrepreneur
Lender interest: $393.85 at 6.90% annual rate over 6 months = $15.16
Service fee: $7.85