Boost my farm and game centre business


Torit, Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

July 2014

On-time repayments

31 installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is Kenn but my friends call me Ramar short for Ramayian which is a Maasai childhood name.I am the fourth born in a family of five. Sine childhood I have developed a passion for cars and nature. I am a scout so loving nature is not an option,wild animals and natural vegetation have my heart and I try as much as I can to conserve them.
I live in an area where people do all types of farming from small scale to large scale farming. I have been employed before but I prefer being self employed reason being my previous employers have not been men of their words and pay at the end of the deal as agreed. This made me think outside the box and start my own game centre which is a place for computer games and a play station.I also engage in farming which involves the growth of various types of crops for home use and business.I use the earnings from this business to purchase the necessary equipment needed to expand and make my business grow.
My hobbies include camping,going for hikes, climbing trees,making new friends,playing video games,cycling,jogging and so many other interesting activities.

My Business

My small farm mainly deals with vegetables and other seasonal crops,I grow tomatoes,potatoes,cabbages,spinach,beans,peas,onions and other crops. Most of my customers come back for more,this is because I have built a good customer relation with them by allowing them to take the produce to the market then pay me later,this is done under basic understanding and agreement. The business is profitable since I grow the crops according to the season and demand. The risks in this business are mainly pests and disease. The monthly cost is close to 100 USD and the profit is around 250 USD.
The game center has different types of games to offer from football,racing and action. The demand for this services is high or low depending on the season because most of my customers are school going therefore making the demand vary during session and holidays. The risk the business faces is when the machines don`t run efficiently or develop a problem.The monthly cost is around 50 USD,profits vary from 60 to 150 USD.

Loan Proposal

I will use the loan to purchase seed and farm input and also purchase new games for my game centre. It will benefit me a lot because I will be giving to the society by providing food for them right at their disposal. on the other hand,the game centre makes our teenagers busy and not get involved in dangerous activities like doing drugs or other substances. this will also keep them focused on their education and its also mind exercise
You should support me to do this because its a benefit not only to me but to the society as well.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 16, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

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  • Kenneth    Mar 12, 2015

    Hi everyone,
    So since my loan wasn't fully funded in time I have been kicked out of zidisha and denied the previllage of being a V.M.
    That is unfair to me since it wasn't my first loan. Anyway thank you zidisha and all my prevoius lenders and those who had started fund raising.
    So long guys.
    [email protected] is my email address incase someone wants to communicate.

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  • KrautFunding    Mar 10, 2015

    Hi Kenneth,

    maybe the requested amount is too high...if you shouldn't succeed please don't give up but try to find a minimum project setup which would help you with the additional land and shift your Playstation project etc. to a later phase...

    All the best

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    • Kenneth    Mar 12, 2015

      Hi KrautFunding
      Thanks for the piece of advice and for the previous loans,it seems I will be out of zidisha.
      It was nice knowing you.

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  • Kenneth    Mar 9, 2015

    My loan is still 14% funded with 4 days left.
    My hopes of becoming a better farmer are now sunken.
    Praying for a miracle now. :-(

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  • Kenneth    Mar 5, 2015

    Hi Lenders please fund my loan I really need it to continue with my projects. Only 8 days left.

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  • Kenneth    Mar 4, 2015

    A section of the land I am going to plant green peas being prepared by a worker.

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  • KrautFunding    Mar 4, 2015

    Hi Kenneth, thx for sharing these nice pictures

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  • Kenneth    Mar 3, 2015

    Land preparation underway.

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  • Kenneth    Feb 28, 2015

    I used the previous loan to till a small piece of land I was allocated at home and planted a few cash crops which did fairly well despite the less rainfall.
    The produce from the farm has helped me lease a small piece of land from the neighbor and I also supplied a nearby children's home with food.
    Over time my earnings have increased from 100 $ a month to around 250 $ a month.
    I have also been able to employ two young energetic boys who help me run the game center and during farming. Both of them work for me full time.
    During my free time I happen to go to scout camps and a times visit the children's home and play with the kids there,they are amazing young people.
    With the help of anew loan,I will settle off the remaining amount for leasing land and start cultivating it as soon as dark clouds are up the sky.
    Thank you Zidisha.

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  • Kenneth    Feb 25, 2015

    I recently harvested some of the farm produce and the outcome was good since it is peak season. I have therefore decided to repay the remaining balance before I start making plans to start another project.
    Thanks for the previous loans,it really came in handy.

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  • Kenneth    Feb 24, 2015

    Thank you Henry Cheruiyot. I hope you are doing well too.

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  • Kenneth    Jan 17, 2015

    Hi lenders,I believe this is my very first post after becoming a V.M. so let me thank Zidisha team for making me a V.M
    I believe I will be able to guide and help those I mentor to make swift repayments and how to make loan proposals.
    Thankyou and good times ahead.

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  • Kenneth    Sep 3, 2014

    Thankyou very much lenders for funding me in 5 days. I really appreciate. ♡♥♡

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  • Kenneth    Sep 1, 2014

    Hi Lenders. Please help me fund my loan.
    Thanks to those who have funded me already.

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  • Kenneth    Aug 30, 2014

    22% yeeeeeeeei.

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  • Kenneth    Aug 30, 2014

    13% and still going in 24 hrs. Awesome

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  • Kenneth    Aug 29, 2014

    Thanks to zidisha I have completed and applied for a new loan.
    Please lenders fund me.

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  • Kenneth    Aug 22, 2014

    My invited members haven't recieved a confirmation after their profiles have been reviewed. Is there a problem?

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  • Kenneth    Jul 27, 2014

    I made my first payment and it doesn't reflect on my profile yet.

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  • Kenneth    Jul 18, 2014

    Hi lenders. I have used some of the money to purchase farm inputs and repair a broken machine.

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