Venturing into vegetable farming

Ruth Phiri

Ndola, Copperbelt, Zambia

100% repaid



Ruth Phiri

Member since

February 2021

On-time repayments

33 installments  •  61%

About Me

My name is Ruth Phiri a Zambian young lady and 22 years of age. Went to school and completed my high school. Due to lack of employment I created my job and which is a business for survival and a livelihood which I also support my family.

However am an entrepreneur and my focus is to grow my business big and become financially independent at last.

Am interested in Zidisha loans because I want my business to be boosted and become stable.

My Business

I have a salon business which is my source of income, in this business I plate hair, sell wig, nail cutting for ladies and painting. These are some of the services I provide to customers and I earn living out if it. The business is good and I generate good income.

In addition to that I also ventured into farming business which is my main source of income, I grow vegetables and maize ,through the farming business have generating good income sustainable able to support myself and family members.

The profit I make I use them for reinvestment in growing the business, home improvement and paying school for children. .

Loan Proposal

Am requesting for this to buy fertilizer, pesticides and other farming inputs to grow my vegetables very well. From my previous loan I have managed to buy a small portion of land that has made me to venture into vegetable farming because this time around farming produce are becoming highly profitable. Hence I want to double my income level to improve the standard of living of family.

Income Source

I have strategically planned to be saving daily income I make on weekly basis to ensure that the loan is repaid on time, since I make an income daily from the services I sell to my customers by plating their hair and other salon services, therefore I will be saving enough money to repay the loan weekly.

My Videos

May 8, 2021: Venturing in vegetable garden & maize farming





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Apr 1, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 weeks




United States

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