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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.
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.
I plan to use the loan to buy pipes pipes for my garden of tomatoes. I will sell the tomatoes to the local market, shop owners, restaurants and individuals. These businesses and individuals and businesses are located close to my house.
I grow lettuce, tomatoes, green beans and cabbages. My vegetables are grown with water from Lake Kariba.
The Health Authorities have allowed restaurants and shops to operate normally, so my business is doing well, despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Feb 15, 2021: Purchase fertilizers and seeds for my shop
Aug 31, 2020
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $12.85
Credit risk payment: $10.31
Optional expediting fee: $12.85