Loan to purchase seedlings and irrigation pipes

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 October - November rainy and planting season, I need a loan of KES 19,306 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

Oct 6, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

12 months



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  • Kelly    Dec 30, 2018

    Hi George,
    Best of luck to you in 2018!

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  • Alfonce Njiru    Jul 29, 2018

    George said he has a few challenges at the farm i advised him to reduce his weekly installments to an amount he can comfortably pay as he waits thing to improve

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Jul 1, 2018

    Hello George.
    Are you able to make any more payments yet?
    God bless you,

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  • Alfonce Njiru    Jun 20, 2018

    George Omondi promised to resume making payments by next week

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  • George Omondi    May 15, 2018

    I do appreciate my lenders so much. I will use the funds to expand my farming business.

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  • Karen Case    May 15, 2018

    Good luck!

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  • George Omondi    May 8, 2018

    I want to thank my ZIDISHA lenders for the financial support they have given to me that has enabled my business to grow and expand, the last loan really helped me in expanding the tree seedlings in my farm.

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  • Mark Walmsley    Jul 19, 2016

    George, extending from 3 months to 34 months seems unreasonable. That's nearly 3 years! Why did you need to extend so much? I can't re-lend money to anyone else now for such a long time. I'm unhappy about this. Mark

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  • George Omondi    Jun 2, 2016

    I will re-adjust when my business picks up well

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  • George Omondi    May 19, 2016

    I want to thank my lenders for loaning. I will use the funds to buy fruit seedlings for planting in my farm and to expand my tree nursery in Mbita. This money will help me to meet education costs for my children and household needs.

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  • George Omondi    May 9, 2016

    My lenders, I am grateful for your financial support. You have made my dream come true. I look forward to remaining a faithful borrower.

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Apr 28, 2016

    Keep going, George - you're doing OK with your payments!
    God bless you,

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Oct 30, 2015

    Thanks for your first payment, George.
    God bless you,

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  • George Omondi    Oct 30, 2015

    I am establishing the farm, I will re-adjust later on.

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  • George Omondi    Oct 3, 2015

    Thanks alot to my lenders, I will buy seedlings to plant so that my farm business can expand rapidly and meet the demand for fresh vegetables (kale). There's a high demand and the farm will be able to meet the demand with the loaning i have received right now.

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