Farmer, Simbani Chibwe

Mr Simbani is a self-motivated entrepreneur who has enthused many other community members to escape poverty through farming and selling cooking oil. Now he wants to expand in growing more cabbages. Such an idea combined with Simbani’s work spirit is worth investing on nevertheless, enough water is a prerequisite to this business. Jacana helped Simbani and provided a partly sponsored borehole plus pump. Although Mr. Simbani wanted to use his pump for his garden, he decided the people of his community go first. Although he paid for it and he is maintaining the pump.

Guiding & Monitoring data

August  2017

The pump at Mr Simabi Chibwe’s plot has been installed and is working.

Farmer Simbani Chibwe and his pump

Farmer Simbani Chibwe and his pump

July  2017

The drilling team (Micheal, Edward, Steven and Hillary) are drilling a new borehole at Mr. Simbani’s plot.

Drilling at Mr. Simbani's plot

Drilling at Mr. Simbani’s plot

June  2017

The entire village has only one pump (before Jacana SMART Centre partly sponsored the rope pump). They keep very good care of that pump, but when it breaks down and needs to be repaired, the village has an enormous challenge to get fresh water.

Mr. Simbani is an entrepreneur who grows vegetables and sells cooking oil. Simbani is a great role model to his community. He has a garden that has enabled him to raise and support his family. Mr. Simbani wants to expand into cabbage growing, he believes that the product is very marketable. Presently, Simbani is adversely affected by climate change in the country; rains are only available for six months. This has caused stagnation and reduced the level of production. Cabbage growing requires a consistent source of water supply. His present water sources dries out during the dry season. Simbani expressed the great desire for a borehole and pump that will enable him to expand in cabbage growing and be able to also provide water for his big family.

During training

He is very committed to his business and wants to expand at all costs. He has already paid 70 Euros towards the borehole and is appealing to Jacana and well wishers to help him with the balance for the complete borehole. Jacana believes Mr. Simbani has the potential to become a great entrepreneur. For this reason, Jacana has selected Mr. Simbani for a partly sponsored borehole with hand pump. This water source would ensure continued water supply whole-year round. In order for Jacana to provide this borehole and have it installed at his premise we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.

 

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Mr. Simbani is an energetic entrepreneur from Chibwe village. He  has 7 children who are independent, but living close to him. He is also the headman of the village.

 

 

 

Wants to expand by growing Cabbage.

PROBLEMinfo

Mwami hospital cannot find a supplier of cabbage on pay later service

Mwami hospital cannot find a continuous supplier of cabbage

Mwami hospital cannot find supplier who can deliver to their premise.

SOLUTIONinfo

Get now and pay later services available(T&C)

Cabbage is available on all stages of growth

Delivery services available for big orders.

UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITIONinfo

Buy here:

Fresh and fully grown cabbage.

Continuous supply year-round

Delivery services available.

 

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEinfo

Borehole

CUSTOMERinfo

Hospitals

EARLY ADOPTERS

Mwami hospital

KEY METRICSinfo

Profit realized

new faces coming to buy

high demand for cabbage

CHANNELSinfo

Word of mouth

Phone

Existing customers

 

MOST CRITICAL ASSUMPTION

I assume that Mwami hospital will like my fresh and quality cabbage and that they cannot find a constant supplier and they are willing to buy in the future for K5 per head.

 

TESTinfo

I will take 4 heads of cabbage to two hospitals and ask they if they want to buy:  GO if one agrees, then I will invest on cabbage growing

COST STRUCTURE

Buy 4heads x 5= K20

REVENUE STREAMSinfo

K5 per head and  K3 per kg

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Jacana will support Simbani in:

Providing a partly sponsored water pump.

Guidance in book keeping and financial management.

Monitoring, guidance and reporting.

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