Dig a bolehole

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

Thank you so much lenders for my previous loan it really helped. this time i want to dig a borehole because i have been advised by local professional agriculturist the need for a bole hole in a farm. One is the chlorine that is put in tap water is not good crops, second is the water bill is too high every month i pay 25 dollars just for water again its not reliable because its not there every day especially during the dry season when the strawberries need a lot of water.
In our area we dig around a hundred feet to reach the water level. To dig one feet is 4 dollars so the total cost will be 400 dollars. It will be of great help to me because i will even treat the water for domestic use.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Aug 11, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $150.52 at 6.19% annual rate over 1 month = $0.90

Service fee: $0.52



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