Tomato farming

Joshuoa Otieno

Doho Beach , Kagak Village, Kenya

6% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Joshuoa Otieno

Member since

July 2016

On-time repayments

114 installments  •  66%

About Me

I was born in our home village, " kagak". I was raised there for a while by my parents. They died when I was seven years old. Am the third born among six kids. I moved to live with my uncle for the rest of those years. I started my education in our village primary school. In 2009 I did my kcpe and passed to high school which I continued to work smart. I also passed but didnt get direct entry to the university . still have an ambition of continuing with education.. Since hardship is part of life while Persuing a goal, I just work smart and hard to achieve them.. I started farming from advice's that I was getting from friends and because it was the best opportunity for me. Most of the youth see farming as a job of old people coz it dirtify people. Am not married and I don't have a child.. I like playing football since I have talent in it. I help those who are needy to achieve in my capacity.

My Business

I grow vegetables, watermelon, onions and tomatoes which I sell to our local market. Most people depend on these for food. I saw this as the best opportunity for me. I get funds from the stuffs I grow and this is what I use to pay for the expenses. I use the profit made to improve my farming and to support those I can help grow in life. I intend to grow these crops on a large scale. Am also striving to have much that can help me grow other crops.

Loan Proposal

Am a small scale farmer who does farming as a business. I produce tomatoes, watermelon, vegetables, butternuts and even onions. But this time, I would like to grow tomatoes on large scale so that I may improve on profit earned from farming. If given a loan, I would rent a land at 80 us dollars, plough it twice at 70 us dollars. Tomatoes seeds will cost me 150 us dollars. Agro chemicals will be bought at 90 us dollars. Since we depend on irrigation, watering will cost 120 us dollars. Stakes that will give tomatoes support will cost 80 us dollars as the rest of the funds will be used for other farm maintenance. I would like to improve on my scale of farming if given a chance and help those who are needy in our area and the community at large. I expect a profit of 80 percent. I would like to thank the zidisha team for the support they have provided to me and I promise to pay back this loan. Thanks.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$855.83

Date disbursed

Mar 21, 2018

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

10 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $36.06

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