Business: Agribusiness and Shoe Repair.
Location: Makutano, Kitale.
Years in Operation: 15 Years.
Amount needed: $600.
The maize planting season is almost here with us and farmers in Trans-Nzoia County are busy looking for land to lease for farming as well as get them ready for planting. Peter Onyando Oriki is one such farmer. For the last ten years, he has practiced large scale maize farming in Makutano area of Kitale.
He leases land on which he does his farming and puts all the necessary measures in place to ensure maximum yield. Depending on the yield at any given harvest and the demand for it from his customers, he also buys more maize to increase his stock and optimize profits through more sales. Mr. Onyando is also a small scale dairy farmer selling milk at his farm gate to his neighbors in Makutano.
For the past fifteen years, he has also been repairing shoes for the residents of Makutano. When he is not tending to his farm and dairy cattle, he is at his shoe-repair shop in Makutano center. The business is a passion that has brought in extra income and earned him the loyalty of his regular clients. He is well known for his honesty and good customer care skills and this has also brought in more customers for his agribusiness.
He is seeking $600 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to invest in his maize farming venture. The money will enable him to pay for the lease cost,adequately prepare the land; clearing, plowing, harrowing and ridging. He is also intending to purchase best quality seeds from registered and accredited stockist and suppliers. He is intent on getting value for the money he will invest in this maize season through maximum yield.