Growing & selling tomatoes

Billy Bwantu

Siavonga, Zambia

100% repaid



Billy Bwantu

Member since

August 2020

On-time repayments

49 installments  •  49%

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 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.

Income Source

The Health Authorities have allowed restaurants and shops to operate normally, so my business is doing well, despite the COVID-19 crisis.

My Videos

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





  • 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


Date disbursed

Aug 31, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

1 week

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $11.95

Credit risk payment: $9.58

Optional expediting fee: $11.95




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