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Dickens Otieno

Nairobi, Kenya

113% paid forward



Dickens Otieno

Member since

September 2018

On-time repayments

5 installments  •  60%

About Me

I am a hardworking and passionate young Kenyan. I am driven by integrity.These are values I've learnt from my mother,after I lost my dad at a tender age(I din't even get the opportunity to see him).My childhood was a bit unstable as my mom was unemployed and we had no one close enough to assist.Through donations and bursaries I was able to study and I am currently in the university.My mom got a job at a charity center,and from her savings I bought this piece of land and turned it into maize plantation.I want to purchase new is where I get my fees now.I want to create a bright future for my kids and help my mother.I love reading novels and traveling

My Business

I supply maize to retailers here in Pangani since maize is the stable food here and in demand.Farm inputs and supply cost around 15000 .I use the profit to pay my fees and to help my mom

Project Proposal

Mushrooms are one of the best delicacies that may done our kenyan plates....this nutritious and palatable fungus is a must have in everyones kitchen,,,sadly thats not the case,,,kwa ground for verifiable and non verifiable reasons ranging from cultural inclinations to latest tech.thats why i embarked on an ambitious plan to set up a mushroom farming garden.I need funds for the first supply of pawns(seeds).





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 19, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $2.28


Wairimu Gathii

Nakuru Rhonda Estate, Kenya

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  • Dickens Otieno    Aug 3, 2022

    special thanks to vratik,amy and julian for your demonstration of generosity and familiness through your contribution.this will go along way in terms of helping realize my dream of starting a mushroom farming project.the funds will facilitate the purchase of the second set of spawns prior to inoculation...thank you

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  • Dickens Otieno    Aug 1, 2022

    Special gratitude to my backers, great pleasure to always have your .Got my first set of spawns... On to the second set and we're good to a next project.

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  • Dickens Otieno    Jul 19, 2022

    Special gratitude to Wairimu Gathii for your generosity and belief in my project.I will now effortlessly use the funds to obtain 2 kilos of mushroom spawn as part of an ambitious project i have embarked on to supplement income generation streams.Thank you and be blessed

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  • Dickens Otieno    Jul 17, 2022

    Quite honored to have discovered this community.Crowd funding as a fundamental field,engages 'you' the backers to give your hearts and and support for projects 'we' project handlers believed and were inspired to pursue and for me that has always been the core of Zidisha...cheers

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  • Dickens Otieno    Jul 13, 2022

    Thank you to the Zidisha family for funding my project,you really came through when i needed you the most.thanks

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