Raising poultry

Benjamin Keino

Kitale, Kenya

35% repaid



Benjamin Keino

Member since

March 2016

On-time repayments

78 installments  •  90%

About Me

I was born in 1992. My dad died so my got married to my step dad. Despite him being educated,when I was young he tortured me and with the support of my real mum I almost died.However I was saved by neighbours it was march 2004. Taken to court and later in August I was admitted in a children's home where my passion for farming started growing. My mother died in 2008 and I finished high school well in 2011. My life was like hell and I thank God and everyone that am alive.

My Business

I provide training to new farmers and especially youths,I sell eggs. Local eggs ate always in demand and people always need to be trained so that they can have ability to run their own farms well and get a profit out of it.
Currently we are facing maize shortage in the country this has made animal feeds to go up. Thus the cost of production is high now the majority of my profit comes from training. Not eggs. And the profits that I get I use it to re-invest in the project to make sure that I can increase my income.

Loan Proposal

Its due to the ongoing heavy rainfall It has been tricky to raise chicks and also i need to start expansion. So this loan am going to buy 3tonnes of query dust, 4 tones of sand, 5bags of Cement and make building blocks myself and the remaining I will pay a masonry to start constructing the house that will be a brooder and host my egg incubator and other farm tools and equipments.





  • Mary    Oct 29, 2018

    Benjamin is a wonderful borrower. He is a hard worker and is always looking for ways to improve his farming. During challenging times he really makes an effort to keep up payments. I would recommend loaning to any of his future projects.

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  • Mary    May 30, 2018

    Benjamin is a model Zidisha borrower. He carefully considers all business options before appling for a loan. I highly recommend loaning to him!

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  • Margaret    May 24, 2018

    Perfect repayment! Benjamin is a responsible borrower!

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  • Mary    Nov 3, 2017

    Benjamin is a model Zidisha Borrower. He makes regular payments and keeps lenders updated as to the challenges and successes he meets in his business. I highly recommend him for funding any future loans.

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  • Margaret    Jul 28, 2017

    Benjamin paid off his loan perfectly once again. I would gladly lend to him again and encourage others to do the same!

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  • Mary    May 13, 2017

    Benjamin is a model borrower. He has a strong business sense and is adaptable to all business conditions both good and challenging. I will always be willing to loan to him!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 9, 2018

Repayment status


Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.97

Credit risk payment: $19.93



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