Water pump for my vegetable field

Billy Bwantu

Siavonga, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Billy Bwantu

Location

Siavonga, Zambia

On-time repayments

46 weekly installments  •  46%

About Me

My name is Billy Bwantu. I live in Siavonga town. I am married with four children.

I run a shop where I sell various types of agricultural products, such as fertilizers and Seeds.

I started this business because I am a farmer and I understand what farmers want to get better crop yields.

I advise farmers on seed varieties, types of fertilizers to apply and what types of herbicides to apply to crops.

My Business

I am a farmer and I also run a shop selling agricultural products.

I sell seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and sprayers. I also sell some of the crops which I grow at my farm, such as tomatoes and cabbages.

I started small, with a small vegetable garden and a water pump, which I bought using a loan I received from the community.

Thanks to the lenders I have now managed to open an agricultural shop.

Loan Proposal

I plan to use the money to purchase a new water pump to water my vegetable field.

I already own a second hand 1.5 HP water pump that i have used for other 5 years. This pump has helped to grow my business, but it keeps breaking down and i have to fix it.

The pump also consumes to much petrol and oil. This time i plan to purchase a 3HP diesel pump.

Income Source

My business is growing steadily and i have a loyal customer base, especially among the women vegetable traders and shop owners.

My Videos

Feb 15, 2021: Purchase fertilizers and seeds for my shop

Feedback

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  • Chris Coulson    Oct 4, 2020

    Billy sends pictures of what he's doing so you can actually see the difference you're making by lending him money.

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  • Sina and Jonas Miederer    Oct 4, 2020

    Billy is a very transparent person and even sent us some pictures of the stuff he bought and how they installed it.

    Thanks, Billy, for the chance to support you and your business!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$567.13

Date disbursed

Oct 7, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $35.68

Credit risk payment: $42.82

Lenders

PaulE

Cockeysville, MD, United States

T

tophini

Alma, United States

John Minges

United States

Vratik Krocik

Prague, Czech Republic

A

Aleks

United States

SR

Sean Rodgers

Wellington, New Zealand

Sayuri

United Kingdom

M

Maria

Germany

DK

Daniel Kalla

Saint Paul, United States

A

Anonymous

Netherlands

CC

Chris Coulson

United Kingdom

KM

Kirk Moore

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

Edwin Torres

Santa Ana, Calif., United States

Aneta

Austria

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  • Billy Bwantu    Jun 19, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    May 27, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will repay the loan in full soon. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    May 12, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you so much for the kind support to me to boost my business. I truly appreciate it!

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  • Billy Bwantu    May 11, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you for your kind support. My shop is doing well and I have managed to repay my loan in time. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    May 9, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan.

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  • Billy Bwantu    May 9, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will repay my loan soon.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Apr 10, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. Thank you for your patience and support.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Mar 29, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you for lending me the money. My business is growing well. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Mar 14, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will repay the full amount this week. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Mar 3, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will repay the loan in full soon. Thank you so much!

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  • Billy Bwantu    Feb 23, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you for lending me the money. I have received the loan. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Feb 16, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have received the loan. Thank you so much!

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  • Billy Bwantu    Feb 16, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you so much for lending me the money! I will work hard to repay the loan on time and improve my business. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Feb 15, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during my previous loan. It was not easy, but I preserved because I don't want to let you down.

    You helped me when I needed help and I am grateful to you all!

    To Chris and the rest of the lenders, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Not only did I grow my vegetable business, but I also diversified into selling agricultural products. It was all thanks to you.

    Please continue to support me and to help me grow my business. Thank you.

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  • Veronica Phiri    Feb 9, 2021

    I called Billy, he will repay the loan this week, he had minor set back on his business but will repay in full this week.Thank you

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  • Billy Bwantu    Jan 30, 2021

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will pay the full amount soon. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Dec 28, 2020

    Dear Lenders,

    Thank you so much for the opportunity that you gave to me to improve my life and that of my family.

    To Chris and my other wonderful lenders, please know that your money helped to save many lives.

    Have a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Dec 12, 2020

    Dear lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan account. I will repay the full amount soon. Thank you.

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  • Billy Bwantu    Nov 12, 2020

    Dear Lenders,

    I have adjusted my loan. I will make a full repayment towards my loan when I collect the payment for the tomatoes which I supplied to a local restaurant. Thank you.

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