Buy drip lines

Samuel Njihia

Nairobi, Kenya

100% repaid



Samuel Njihia

Member since

April 2014

On-time repayments

324 installments  •  99%

About Me

I was born 36 years ago in Kangari location Murang'a county. Am married to a wife and am father of two boys . I grew up in the village where my mum and my late father were small scale farmers. I got my education up to high school level. After my certificates I was not able to proceed to college because my other siblings were also in school and my mum single handedly could not afford. After high school I helped my mum in farming for two years after which I got a casual job in the capital Nairobi. The company didn't offer any unskilled personnel a parmanent job. So I decided to save for college fees. After two years I had not saved enough for the fees and I decided to venture in strawberry farming and I stopped working to concentrate on farming. I like farming, playing badminton and hanging out with kids.

My Business

I ventures into graphic design and printing which i had a lot of interests in when i was young, Kenya being a developing country needs alot of paper work and printing in general, then there are so many upcoming companies that needs advertisements inform of flyers, brochures, banners, stickers and company logs e.t.c.
From this business i pay my bills pay school fees for my children and i also make random visit to children home once a month.
I was doing farming only and this Zidisha platform helped me and i started this business from scratch which has also employed four other people.

Loan Proposal

i will use the loan to buy drip lines for my farm for easier watering and less wastage of water which i estimated at 300 dollars but though i will have a deficit of 250 i will appreciate this loan because one area will have the drip lines and therefore i will minimise labour cost, water usage and the yield will be high because the watering is done at the roots where its needed and not affecting flowers and fruits. I should be supported because i cannot afford to buy the drip lines plus the other farm daily requirements and labor costs






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 24, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $50.15 at 1.80% annual rate over 1 month = $0.09

Service fee: $0.17




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