Livestock farming (cows and chickens) & growing vegetables

James Orina

Kereba Village, Kenya

100% repaid



James Orina


Kereba Village, Kenya

On-time repayments

169 weekly installments  •  11%

About Me

I was born in Kereba Village, Kisii county in 1988,went to Ekerubo CCF primary school for primary education and later Kanga High School for secondary education. Finally I went to college for business management but got it hard to secure a sustaining job in this developing country.
I am happily married with two kids Ryan and Dylan.
Due to hardship in getting basic needs, I had been introduced to agribusiness by my parents who always taught us to be self defendant through small projects and the only available resource was fertile soil.
Through seminars and workshops i have gained skills to boost my projects.

Where a live people are friendly and form 50% of my market. It has as well given me an opportunity to be their mentor making me more passionate and gaining more insight to agribusiness.
My projects supports my young family on basic needs and school fees. The community as well benefits on nutritional value as well as learning how to run their own through me.
I want my children to get good education that can transform the society and their individual lives. So part of my profits go for their education and insurance premiums for their education .
My Hobby is reading empowerment and motivational business journals.

My Business

My business is registered as ZEDOMAX ENTERPRISE. It primarily majors in agribusiness and my products are kales, cabbage, onions, spinach, local nutritional vegetables, poultry and one dairy cow.
On poultry my main products are eggs and indigenous broilers chicken.
My business has ready market that is 45% within the village and 55% in the surrounding small markets and institutions like schools and hospitals.

The typical costs are; cost for seeds, manure, farm chemicals, poultry feeds, periodic poultry medication and vaccination program.

My revenues are sale of farm produce and poultry products.

My profits are used as 35% family up keep and preschool fees for my sons, 15% plough back to expand the projects, 20% Zidisha loan repayment, 15% savings and 15% diversification.

As part of diversification I am improving my small dairy project as well as doing dairy fodder for sale due to the demand within.

Loan Proposal

I will spend $ 91 on buying pesticides for my vegetables.
I will spend the remaining $ 100 to purchase fertilizers.
After this investment i will realize increased production. From this my community will have plenty of food from my farm. I will also be able to employ a few youths and women.
I expect my profits to raise by 70%. I will use the raised income in reinvestment and expansion of my firm, meet my family needs, support women groups and youth groups.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 20, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

52 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.95

Upon joining Zidisha, James paid a lifetime membership fee of $8.86.

James opted to pay $119.61 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.

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  • James Orina    Jan 6, 2022

    Unable to raise instalment till February

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  • James Orina    Dec 23, 2021

    Trying to unlock some debt soonest

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  • James Orina    Dec 1, 2021

    T streamline my income

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  • James Orina    Dec 1, 2021

    To streamline my revenues

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  • James Orina    Oct 29, 2021

    Hi team, i have made the adjustment to give time to increase my revenues as the impact of injected funds is not instant. I expect some times to make more payment than scheduled.

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  • James Orina    Oct 24, 2021

    Thanks Zidisha family for fully funding my project.
    The loan will go a long with boost my Vegetable, poultry and dairy project.
    Will keep you posted on progress as well as making on-time instalment payments.
    Thanks all the contributors to my loan without mentioning names, feel most appreciated from the bottom of my heart.
    Cheers too to the Zidisha fraternity.
    Thanks thanks thanks.

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  • James Orina    Oct 23, 2021

    Hi team, Part of my poultry that is semi free range. Giving me two crates of eggs or sixty eggs per week.
    Planning a hatch of 45 chicks in November this year.

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  • James Orina    Oct 23, 2021

    Thanks, This is may that I will use for dairy silage to ensure continues availability of fodder. Happy for positive progress. Thanks to Zidisha family.

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  • James Orina    Oct 23, 2021

    Hello team, My Napier grass project to feed may two dairy cows and sell the surplus.

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  • James Orina    Nov 3, 2018

    Dear Zidisha/ Esteemed lenders
    After my first loan i did an investment and the project picked up well at the start, because i was in college i lost all because i wasn't around. I recently after college revived the project and it picked well till now. I have been able to repay my loan in arrears to completion. Unfortunately where i tried applying for my second loan, it was never approved for funding.I don't know the next step as this was my hope in the future growth.

    Please advice.

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  • James Orina    Nov 2, 2018

    Part of my agri-project

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  • James Orina    Oct 31, 2018

    Today I Managed to successfully pay my loan. Looking forward for the next loan. I promise to be prompt on on time repayment.
    Thanks team for continued fantastic work. God bless you.

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  • James Orina    Oct 30, 2018

    Hi team, been able to register my business as Zedomax Enterprise. Working on improving my record keeping to be able to monitor and evaluate my project performance. Will use my business certificate to try on local tenders on fresh healthy green supplies poultry products supply. Thanks.

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  • James Orina    Oct 27, 2018

    A look of my progress in feeding the community.

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  • James Orina    Oct 26, 2018

    Thanks!!!!! Got a good deal today and paid much on my loan.....wooooow!!!!

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  • James Orina    Oct 22, 2018

    Team, due to ups and downs i am happy to be back on this platform. Despite the setbacks, i am now on my feet matter projects. i have been privileged to run a poultry project though small, photocopying and printing point as well as starting a small mobile money transfer services M-Pesa. My aim is to clear my first loan on Zidisha in the coming two months to stand a chance of higher credit limit. This will bridge the gap on my working capital to be able to meet my clientele demand of my products and services.

    Thanks Zidisha team for being there for me.

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  • James Orina    Oct 19, 2018

    So as to shorten the repayment period.

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  • James Orina    Mar 16, 2017

    Thanks for your support, I am happy now i have got on track to start repaying my Loan. My poultry project is doing me great though its small. I can now sell eggs, get manure for my garden. Hope to increase my repayment installment soon. Thanks.

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  • James Orina    Oct 22, 2015

    Thanks team for accepting me as a volunteer mentor. I am humbled to be part of the team. Looking forward to share and help more.

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