Potatoes farming expansion

Lydiah Mwangi

Mukurweini,nyeri County., Kenya

Funds disbursed

$0 to go

100% funded of $99 goal


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Lydiah Mwangi

Member since

May 2013

On-time repayments

26 installments  •  15%

About Me

I am a married woman to caring and responsible man;Maina.We are blessed with three children whom we love so much.I joined the world of business shortly after completing my primary school education and till to date am carrying on with it.I realized the need to start small sale business in order to help myself and uplift standard of living of my family and with the aim of furthering my education in future.By this, i have been able to uplift my livelihood together with that of my family though i never joined seondary school to further my education.I am glad that my sibling and my children's living is better now.I have a very hardworking husband who is in full support in all my undertakings and with whom we are schooling our children.We look forward to giving them better education.By this support of yours,we will create a better foundation for their future.

My Business

I work as farmer alongside business in my area of residence and out within Kenya.I grow maize ,beans ,kales ,spinah and any other plants which are in higher demand.I therefore specialize in business of selling these commodities together with other related ones such as peas,millet ,sorgum which i do not grow in my plantations.I plan to expand my business to have the commodities from all corners ,no matter how long in order to supply them adequately to other small sale sellers countrywide.I also look forward to include seeds and seedlings in my business and also expand my plantation to large scale farming for adequate supply.Challenges are there as many as possible.Higher pries,higher transport cost,lack of enough commodities ,crop diseases and many more.All these are due to inadequate capital.With your support,i will be able to minimize these costs and be able to buy goods and grow in bulk thus minimizing costs and expenses and fight crop diseases.

Loan Proposal

I am planning to expand my farming to include more types of potatoes and also enlarge the current potion of farming.I previously could not manage to plough all the portion i had rented because of limited funds.I am now planning to do more since i have already experienced from the recent harvest i have had,which made me pay the loan in 3months time.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Feb 25, 2014

Repayment status


Projected term

4 months




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