Loan to purchase seedlings and farm tools

George Omondi

Kombe Village, Kenya

100% repaid



George Omondi

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

149 installments  •  93%

About Me

I am George Omondi Agola, I was born in 1977 in the rural village of Kombe in Kasgunga Ward, Homa Bay County in the republic of Kenya. I was the 6th born among 8 siblings. I went through my primary education in public funded school and due to lack of school fee, I did not proceed to High School but opted to undergo a motor vehicle driving course since my parents were unable to raise the high school fee.

Upon completion of my driving course, getting employment was not possible so I decided to venture into small-scale, hand irrigated horticultural farm in a leased land adjacent to the shores of Lake Victoria to enable me earn a livelihood for my family.
I went through early life in hardship.

I got married at the age of 23 and our marriage has been blessed with four children. The 1st born is in class seven and the last born in pre-school.

I come from fishing community that lives in the shores of Lake Victoria, men are fishermen while women are mainly fish mongers.

I love watching boat racing ,swimming, and meeting new people.

My Business

I am involved in organic farming practice in my small-scale horticultural food farm in Mbita where I grow onions, tomatoes, kales, vegetables and maize for both my family consumption and surplus for sale. I started this business two years ago, the business has been doing so well and I have started to get a very good and reliable clients base.

My farm is multi-purpose as I keep a small indigenous tree nursery that I tender trees and seedlings of different varieties for afforestation and landscaping to various sectors including local public primary schools and churches. During the rainy seasons I normally go round to asses the progress of my goods at various places

From my farm, I harvest upto 130pcs of tomatoes on average per day . This amounts to a monthly income of KES 15,000. I have many customers because I have the best of what they need. I put a lot of effort in my work, I do sell non-GMO foods which are in great demand. I will repay the loan in good time and access more loans from ZIDISHA lenders.

Loan Proposal

In the May- July rainy and planting season, I need a loan of KES 41,917 to purchase seedlings like; kale, tomatoes,sweet potatoes and maize for planting. I will also buy farm tools like rake, jembe, wheel barrow and assorted seedlings to enable me plant fruits and flowers for sale. I look forward to getting a second loan funds from ZIDISHA to enable me meet the demands of the clients.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

May 22, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

34 months



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