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I'm a Kenyan citizen aged 25 years and live in Bomet County. I grew up in the farm and went to primary school within our location named Bukunye primary. I studied B. commerce in the University of Nairobi and is currently working as an intern at the Barclays Queens way branch in Nairobi. Ours is a large family and I'm the first one to attain the University education. Being the first born I have the responsibility of helping my parents to educate my siblings. I also mentor our neighborhood children since they look up to me. I am a Christian and due to my discipline and hardworking I was sponsored by my local church throughout my primary education and was picked up by the Equity Bank for my high school education. This is because I came from a struggling family. I have learnt throughout my life and through the support i received that it's important to support the needy. I have been inspired to help those that are less previlleged hence the main reason I started my dairy farm.
I have a well established dairy farm in my rural home where I and my family live. I keep Eight dairy cattle and one heifer. I am also working as an accountant in Barclays bank as an intern.
I get at least 24 litres of milk from each cow which I sell in the milk deport in a price of Ksh. 40 per litre. This adds upto equivalent of $ 537 per week and spent at least $ 170. The business is quite stable and the prizes rarely change.
The profit from this business which is around $ 366 is used to keep my siblings in school and help my parents and neighbors. I also have a small family of three which I support. My family relies on me since they have no other source of income. They help me provide the much needed labour.
I am requesting to have my business expanded. Were it possible for me to get Five more cattle then I will really appreciate. My immediate community needs help and I am one of those looked upon.
Thanks for the far you have supported me in purchasing the dairy licks.
I will use the loan to buy vaccines for the cows and to purchase feeds. I will buy Vaccines to control the Rift Valley Fever (RFV) and Anthrax and Blackquarter diseases. This will help to control and hopefully to prevent the diseases. Healthy cattle equals to high yields. The vaccines should cost not more than Ksh. 3000
I will also buy dairy meal for the cattle. These should cost Ksh. 2500. This will supplement the Napier grass which grows naturally in my farm. It will also help to boost the productivity of the cattle.
Apr 13, 2019
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