Topa Farms

Andrews Idun

Kumasi, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Andrews Idun

Member since

August 2016

On-time repayments

105 installments  •  19%

About Me

Poverty is one of the major problem facing people in Africa though we have enough lands to cultivate in order to improve our live conditions. But currently, it is very difficult to secure funding for farming and that is not helping the youth like myself who love farming and will like to make it a business to create jobs for themselves and others. I was very lucky to have inherited from my late dad a cocoa farm which i want to improve on it. I believe with the help of Zidisha loan scheme, i will be able to expand my business so as to employ a lot of people and also inter into other areas of farming as i desire to do. This way i will not only help to solve unemployment issue facing my country but i will also contribute to the export commodities which can help our economy as a country.

My Business

Basically, am a farmer and am into cocoa farming. It is family legacy which i inherited and i intend to expand it by adding animal farming and also other areas of crops production. I enjoy doing this business because it is a good source of income and i do not have to worry about payment from any one which might delay. Every year, am able to get not less than 100 bags from my farm and i want to improve it by expanding it to the lands i have but yet to be cultivated. I believe if am able to do so, i can increase the bags i get a year to 200 or even more which has always been my dream. I also was want to enter into cassava farming which i have enough land to do that. I have started breeding grass cutter and snail to start animal farming this year. It is very lucrative farming business and i love to get involve. Currently, i want to expand my business and add value to my products before selling to the market. I want to package my products very nicely to attract more customers and my next loan will be used for that purpose.

Loan Proposal

I want to spray my farm against pests. I have been facing attack by pests and i want to make sure i don't lose my investment. Due to that i have decided to spray the whole farm to enable me deal with the problem. The chemical i want to use will cost me about $140. I will pay four workers to assist me do the spraying and the remaining amount will be used to pay for their services to me. This loan will help me as i said to fight the battle of pest in my flourishing farm. Am very possible that if am able to solve this problem i will harvest addition five bags to what i harvested last year and that will mean a lot to me and my family. Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$180.50

Date disbursed

Jan 24, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $4.81

Lenders

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

P

proby24

Singapore, Singapore

A

alkemyst

Geneve, Switzerland

A

AndrewC

London, United Kingdom

JonB

London, United Kingdom

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

TyWee

Manila, Philippines

B

bscent

Hong Kong

I

idris

United States

C

Crainster

Chapel Hill, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

John Minges

United States

A

Andrei

United States

Christopher Hey

Sudbury, Canada

SB

Sue Bucholz

Sacramento, United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

Benjamin Kniaz

Boston, United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

R

Ralf

Germany

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

Dean Suminski

Portland, Oregon, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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