Total loan: $3,575


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Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia / Agriculture

Geoffrey's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to obtain a solar water pump system for irrigation.

Geoffrey's story

Geoffrey is an emerging farmer in Kabwe District, Zambia. He is asking for a loan so that he can obtain a solar water pump system to help irrigate his vegetable crops.

Geoffrey grows a variety of crops on his farm including soya, groundnuts, cabbage, tomatoes, and a local eggplant called "impwa". He takes these crops to nearby markets where they can fetch a good price from traders who travel to the area from larger towns and cities.

Many rural farmers such as Geoffrey use buckets, manual pumps or gas-powered pumps to irrigate their crops. A solar water pump would reduce the labor and fuel Geoffrey requires, and allow him to keep his crops properly irrigated throughout the year.

Rent to Own is interested in testing out newer irrigation technologies that are not widely available on the Zambian market, such as the solar water pump. With the rising costs of fuel in the region, solar technologies are becoming a more viable option. Rent to Own will deliver the solar water pump directly to Geoffrey's farm and will provide Geoffrey with training on how to properly use and maintain the pump.