Kale farming in eldama-ravine

Susan Rotich

Kamelilo, Kenya

100% repaid



Susan Rotich

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

197 installments  •  21%

About Me

Am a mother of 6 and a teacher by profession. I like farming and got the passion of doing it as source of income to supplement my earning from teaching profession.

My dad was a farmer and still a farmer to date and draw a lot of inspirations from him. He has a seven acre piece of land and have discussed with him to assist me with two acres to grow vegetables and sell to nearby households, schools, hotels and even other business people who buy and sell kales and he has agreed.

I therefore bring this to the attention of my lenders in zidisha.

My Business

Vegetables are seasonal crops that take three months before they mature hence a very good as a business opportunity. I will grow both indigenous and exotic vegetables to balance the needs of various clientile.

Am targeting to invest lots of funds and hope zidisha loan can help me start with seedlings. With expected loan of 16,166 Kes I will not be able to buy 16 containers of 250grams kales. The seedlings were to be put in a nursery bed. After 4 weeks this translates to 40,000 seedlings enough to plant two acres. However hope to get next loan in time and afford to do well. Other inputs such as pestcides, fertiliser and labour will be also taken care of. I expect to collect Ksh 5,000 weekly during the rainy season.

Loan Proposal

Kales are very important vegetables in households and hotels. Kales have a great demand in our logicality being a town hence my desire to venture into kale farming. The demand is so huge that I need not go to the market but clients come to the farm to pick their orders hence cutting on overheads such as transport.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 27, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

43 months


Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States


Wendy Emlyn

Devon, United Kingdom

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