Location: Makutano, Kitale.
Years in Operation: 20 Years .
Amount needed: $550.
Peter Njagi Hungi is a multifaceted farmer. He has tried his hands on almost every crop that can do well in the Kitale weather and soil. She is passionate about farming and enjoys the fruits of his sweat, literally. The very dedicated farmer has his farmlands covered with peas, maize and vegetables. These he grows depending on what is in season. In addition, he also rears dairy cattle whose milk he sells to milk hawkers and brokers who buy from his farm.
His farmland currently has peas crop on it which is almost ready for harvesting. He is happy about how well the crop has done and foresees a very bumper harvest. The good thing he says is that he already has ready market for the yield and is all too eager to make the sale. On the other hand, his maize crop is also showing promise and he together with his two employees are currently working on ensuring no weeds interfere with the progress of his maize crop so he can maximize the yield.
Moto Hope Micro Lending has journeyed with him for sometime now having already advanced to him a total of $1000 which he invested in maize farming and also bought one dairy cow. The father of five and his wife depend on agribusiness to afford the education of their five school going children as well provide for all of their family’s daily needs and upkeep.
He is seeking $550 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to invest in his vegetables farming. Once he harvests the peas, he intends to have the space that will be left bare by the peas harvest to be filled with heads of cabbages. The crop rotation he says allows the soil to be healthy and safe from soil diseases that would otherwise harm his crop. With the money he will be able to buy seeds and set up seedbeds as well as buy all purpose fertilizer to be used during transplanting, and pay the labor that he will need to successfully have the crop healthy and ready in good time. He also intends to invest some of it in planting beans whose planting season is also here with us.