Location: Mukuyu, Kitale.
Years in Operation: 15 Years.
Amount needed: $2000.
Dominic loves to farm. He loves to see crop sprout and mature. Every harvest adds contentment to his life and he is proud of every one of the harvests his hard work has given him for the over 15 years that he has engaged in agribusiness. The two acres of land that he owns are green with vegetables on one acre and golden on the other acre with maize that is just about ripe for harvest. He foresees increased sales from the maize he anticipates harvesting. He has put in place measures to ensure the harvest is handled well and treated to save from any wastage or spoilage. He will sell the maize to other traders and wholesalers who buy directly from his farm.
He has specialized in growing collard greens for sale to other traders on wholesale basis or on retail to customers who buy for their domestic consumption. He has a variety of customers whose specifications he makes sure to meet in order to keep them coming back. The vegetables are in demand all year round and he makes sure that his farm can supply the demand throughout. He invests on good quality seeds and fertilizers as well as pesticide to keep the veges healthy and fit for human consumption. The care he gives them is always seen in the bumper yield he harvests.Proceeds from the agribusiness enable him and his wife to keep their six children in school as well as meet all of their family’s needs.
Dominic is seeking $2000 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to enable him to purchase a 10,000 litre water storage tank. He has dug a borehole in the farm and intends to use a motor pump to pump the water into the tank so he can use it for irrigation. With this purchase, he will be able to grow and sell vegetables even during the dry weather seasons, thus increasing his profits twofold.