Maize farming

Joab Osika

Kisii, Kenya

100% repaid



Joab Osika

Member since

June 2016

On-time repayments

52 installments  •  65%

About Me

My name is Joab Otieno Osika, a Kenyan by birth. I was born in nyanza province, kenya and currently am a graduate just through hard work. I am an industrious person who is involved in an income generating business and looking forward to expand my business to even more profitable.
Zidisha has enebled me to get loans for additional investment in my business. With the loans I have been able to add more ideas into the business field including venturing into other types of businesses.

My Business

I am involved in farming as a business. I deal in all kinds of crops, from cash crop to horticulture. I majorly plant maize, sweet potatoes,vegetables, water lemon and sunflower. This usually depends on the market demand of specific crops.
I was impressed by the farming business since we have a fertile land which supports the growth of several crops.
I started my farming business with a capital of about 100,000 KES which was for renting the land, tilling, planting and harvesting. for the first year I got net profit of 300,000 KES from farming and this has increased to an average of 500,000 KES.
The amount I earn as profit I always use to expand my business and to venture into other businesses. I also use part of it for the upkeep of my family.

Loan Proposal

With this loan of KES 1299, I will be able to prepare my farm for planting of maize by making it ready through tilling.
I will also use the remaining amount to purchase seeds for planting when the season comes. If any amount remains, I will use it to purchase fertilizer for planting.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 4, 2018

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $0.53



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