To purchase fertilizers and seeds

Billy Bwantu

Siavonga, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Billy Bwantu

Location

Siavonga, Zambia

On-time repayments

44 weekly installments  •  48%

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 loan to purchase Fertilizers and Seeds which are urgently required by the farmers in my area.

The rains have been good this year, however, farmers in my area are unable to purchase essential agricultural products, such as the right seed varieties and fertilizers, due to the non-availability of these commodities.

Income Source

My Shop sells essential agricultural products to farmers in our rural area. It is the only shop selling these products to the farmers.

As such the shop has become popular with the farmers since the first day I opened the shop.

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

$621.45

Date disbursed

Feb 16, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $41.41

Credit risk payment: $165.72

Optional expediting fee: $82.83

Lenders

investor

Candiac, Canada

S

stroll

Stockholm, Sweden

S

soren

Göteborg, Sweden

ErikN

Stockholm, Sweden

G

guenter

Bremen, Germany

T

ToddK

Indianapolis, IN, USA, United States

Los Wade

United States

G

glomardor

Leonardtown, United States

Ingela

Falun, Sweden

P

Peksa

Espoo, Finland

nakamura

United States

barthez

Hamm, Germany

R

roozbeh

United States

lyalljellyman

Wellington, New Zealand

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

N

Nicole

Pittsburgh, United States

PolarBearCapital

United States

E

Erich

Zurich, Switzerland

Jeroen Decock

Gent, Belgium

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

Kate Courteau

United States

JD

Jeff DePree

United States

AH

ajay hampapur

United States

Aran Dunlop

United States

Der Dooley

Dublin, Ireland

Thomas

Sweden, Sweden

Mr Chris Turner

Cambridge forever England, United Kingdom

EthicalHost

Toronto, Canada

NG

Nick Gorrell

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

SA

Steve A

Newbury, United Kingdom

RE

Richard Ellis

United Kingdom

RS

Rich Stein

United States

Hans Moor

Vorden, Netherlands

GS

Gary Sinard

Franklin, TN, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

L

lysander

Australia

AM

Andy Marston

United Kingdom

We Not Me

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Ryan

Germany

C

Carol

Bayswater, WA, Australia

L

Lisa

United States

Sla Tyr

Switzerland

World Centric

Sonoma County, California, United States

Andrew

United States

Eike Christian Lorenzen

Flensburg, Germany

NB

Nikolaus Bührer

Karlsruhe, Germany

BW

Belinda Wang

United States

SS

Sandra Sullivan

United Kingdom

AN

Alex N

Australia

E

Eduardo

Paraguay

P

Pablo

RICHMOND, United States

Greg

Yokohama, Japan

B

Berend

Netherlands

DY

Dan Y

Scranton PA, United States

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