To buy farm inputs for maize and beans planting season

Mary Achieng

Kobare, Kenya

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Mary Achieng

Member since

June 2016

On-time repayments

136 installments  •  66%

About Me

I was born in kisumu county. i spent my time in Nyahera, which is a village in kisumu. After high school i got married in siaya county where i stay currently in a village called Kobare. i have been farming since I was young. however, i have never found the opportunity venture in commercial farming due to limited funds. In most cases my farming has been for subsistence use. Nonetheless, I have not lost hope in the possibility of venturing in commercial farming.

My Business

My business has mainly been small scale farming where at times i do sell my crops when i need some cash. however, i still consider it subsistence farming because little input is utilized in the farms. moreover, the outcome is usually used at home except for a few sales here and there to help meet my needs. However, Zidisha funding will enable me to increase cash crop production, especially maize and vegetables which are in demand here, i will be able to increase my produce and hence stat commercial farming. my farm included crops such as maize, and beans as well as peanuts. if i increase my input then i believe i will realize more profit from the farm. thanks.

Loan Proposal

Firstly, I'd like to thank Zidisha staff and the ever welcoming lenders who keep streaming to help us move to the next level and to improve our livelihood. My last loan was a success, and I am really happy that i managed to pay up.This time i'd lie to keep up with the season and buy more fertilizers and seeds as well as other farm inputs to help me cultivate and plant maize and beans this season ($500), this loan would greatly help me achieve this objective. i also want to add more casual workers ($150)in the farm to increase quality of produce, kindly assist thanks.

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  • Margaret    Oct 12, 2017

    Mary paid her loan off perfectly, I would gladly lend to her again and encourage others to do the same.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$653.00

Date disbursed

Mar 19, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Lenders

JimVandegriff

Trinidad, California, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Fred

Germany

PG

Paul Graham

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

M

Margaret

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

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