Dairy and vegetable farming

Dorothy Mbaka

Meru, Kenya

100% repaid



Dorothy Mbaka

Member since

March 2019

On-time repayments

51 installments  •  55%

About Me

Hello I'm a business woman, I started on a local grocery 30years ago and it helps me pay school fee for my five kids. I also Daily farming where I have a dairy cow, 2 goat and several chicken. More to that I have my land where I cultivate on my own. I also have a tea farm where I sell a get money every end month.

My Business

I get money from selling vegetables some from home and others bought in wholesale then I sell in retail. I also sell milk from my cow every morning and evening which is approximately 10 litres per day. 1l = 28ks currently I have a nursery seed bed which has over 15000 seedlings ready to be transplanted in 8days from now.

Loan Proposal

I have cultivated my farm now I want to transplant the seedlings from the nursery. I made a sale of 15000 seedlings which was supported by the previous loan. I want to use the loan to add more labour to my farm where I expect to start making a big sale every Friday now that I am an experienced businesswoman. I have already planted 1200 sukuma wiki seedlings which i am now very busy watering. My target which is so simple is each crop to produce atleast 30ksh i.e 30*1200=36000ksh by the end of August

Income Source

It is true that majority of business has stopped some permanently. My work farming vegetables has in fact gained more. The first month when COVID-19 was announced we faced great challenges leading to huge losses. We have now adopted the new normal since the customers come direct to the farm.





  • Sabrina    Aug 1, 2020

    Thanks a lot for repaying the loan even before it was due! Good luck with all your projects.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 6, 2020

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $18.83

Credit risk payment: $20.72




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  • Frank Mwenda Gidiel    Jan 30, 2021

    Dorothy said she will continue making payments once her business picks

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  • Janice Njoki    Dec 25, 2020

    Dorothy is willing to pay though her current circumstances cannot afford her ontime payment due to loss in farming

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Dec 13, 2020

    My tomato project collapse which left me homeless. This was after my farm was affected by a bacterial which killed 70% of my investment but I'm starting another project as i wait for the private insurance to help me relieve some amount

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  • Janice Njoki    Nov 12, 2020

    Dorothy has explqned about her late servicing of the loan. She has been engaged a serious mess in her farm and this is soon going to continue paying her loan as usual.

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Sep 8, 2020

    Helloo zidisha it's so unfortunate i am writing to you this message. I have experienced my toughest time this season. I indeed feel very bad. My farm was doing very well not until when thieves came at night and harvested all my sukuma wiki garden, more than 1000kgs. I have now employed a strong security to guard my tomato farm which is in a 100% good health condition. Right now I am at the police station to report to open a case. I will send the police documents if you need. but meanwhile i will continue to follow and encourage both old and new members to join zidisha. Sorry for the inconvenience

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Sep 4, 2020

    thanks i got the money and i am now working very hard to repay

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Aug 25, 2020

    Helloo thanks for your support I'm looking forward to add more seedlings

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Aug 25, 2020

    my project is doing very well my tomatoes are now flowering

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Aug 24, 2020

    Helloo lenders I'm doing very well i have planted 1000 tomato seedlings. They are now flowering. currently I'm harvesting sukuma wiki

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Aug 23, 2020

    Thanks I'm doing very well

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Aug 23, 2020

    helloo lenders I'm doing great I'm now selling my sukuma wiki. I supply 100kg to the market every 3days as my tomatoes are now flowering. All these came from the nursery you helped me manage

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jul 19, 2020

    Helloo lenders I'm doing very well i believe that the same spirit will continue you have really helped me I have sold all my nursery seedlings which gave me a profit of 300$ I'm now growing 1000 tomato seedlings just transplanting them from my nursery I'm targeting each seedling to produce 2kg. 1kg goes @1$ and sometimes 0.8$. This means i will have 1000×2$=2000$ at the end of November

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jul 10, 2020

    helloo, I'm doing great thanks very much you have really supported my work It is turning into a million profit project

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jul 6, 2020

    Thanks very much for your support I'm sure that all will be well aha

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  • Babbitt Family Foundation    Jul 6, 2020

    I admire your work ethic! Keep up the good work! You are serving your community well!

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  • Mary    Jul 5, 2020

    You sounds like an AMAZINGLY talented businesswoman Dorothy. Keep growing!

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jul 5, 2020

    helloo thank you very much much you have really boosted my project I have really made a change.

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jun 13, 2020

    I recieved the loan I'm doing very well. Thanks very much

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  • Dorothy Mbaka    Jun 12, 2020

    Hell you have really given a boost to my work. You have made my seedlings marketing so simple. I have 15000seedling where i will be sell each 2ksh. thanks

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  • Malibu River    Jun 12, 2020

    Stay strong Dorothy and thank you for your work mentoring loan candidates.

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