Poultry farming

Jackson Githinji

Nakuru, Kenya

100% repaid



Jackson Githinji

Member since

August 2016

On-time repayments

45 installments  •  87%

About Me

I am a Kenyan born on 1st January 1978 in a town known as Eldoret. I schooled at a public primary and secondary schools in Uasin Gishu County. Life was normal until my second year of college when my dad, who was the bread winner in the family, passed on due to sickness (God rest his soul). We struggled to finish my three years of electrical installation and maintenance course. In the year 2002, after college, I started working under electrical and civil contractors who gave me experience in work and a small wage to cater for my small family.
My life was average until the year 2007/8 post election violence. Life became hard at the moment, but God is always Faithful. In the year 2008, we sold most of the assets to meet the basic needs in the family but later that year I was selected for an electrical job in Nakuru County at a wood processing factory. I am working in the same company up to date and still work with some of the electrical and civil contractors as an Electrician at my extra time.
Currently I have a family; a wife, four kids. I would like to become a licensed Electrical contractor with a company of electrical works.
Electrical works is very wide and I would like to specialize in some areas. I know basics in most of electrical installations and maintenance on domestic and industrial wiring, agricultural electrical machinery, cable size layout, faults diagnosis, electrical safety and first aids.

My Business

I have taken a step in buying of most of the electrical tools and completed an electrical wireman governmental grade 3 tests. I need to buy electrical measuring instruments i.e. multimeter, current clamp meter, mega meter, e.t.c. I also need to complete the remaining electrical wireman grade tests, acquire a Kenya power and lighting working certificate, registering and managing of my own electrical works.
Factory work is also challenging if you don’t understand the advanced skills that technology is introducing in the world today. Most of the machines are computerized therefore I would like to study and acquire more skills in specific areas such as electrical machinery controls and PLC (programmable logic controls) programming. PLC programming requires a computer and the knowledge of operations.
On my part time, I like reading and researching in all areas that can help me meet my dreams.
My wish, apart from electrical contract works, is to have a manageable farm for livestock farming and poultry keeping. I will use my skills in electrical to maximize machinery operations in the firm.
Plan 1; phase 1;
Raise money, minimum ksh. 50,000. To buy electrical instruments, this is part of the tools, which will improve my working conditions.
Phase 2;
Complete the government electrical wireman grade tests and acquire an electrician license.
Phase 3;
Registration of company, as an electrical contractor.

Plan 2;
As I try to fulfill all the phases in plan 1, a parallel plan2 the PLC programming studies, farming projects and any other projects that will came my way will continue with the chances that came by.
I also have a dream of having assets of my own. The list is long but to mention a few;
1) A permanent house for my family.
2) A car for the family and business.
3) A machine for business i.e. maize mill or animal feed miller.
4) Building machinery used by civil workers.

Loan Proposal

It is nice to write to you again. I would like to change from buying tools to poultry keeping. I need to buy building materials and the construction of the poultry house. I want to start this project to provide food to my family and sell to improve the standards of living.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jan 30, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

6 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $10.32

Credit risk payment: $35.10



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  • Purity Gacheru    Oct 27, 2019

    I have spoken to Jackson, he says the situation has not changed for him, but gives his promise to clear the loan soonest possible.

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  • Purity Gacheru    Oct 1, 2019

    Hi Lenders,
    I have encouraged Jackson to make some re-payment (even if it is part) so that the balance due can be reduced.

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  • Purity Gacheru    Sep 25, 2019

    Jackson says he hopes to clear the loan at the end of this month. The delay has occurred due to very low returns on his business

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  • Purity Gacheru    Sep 18, 2019

    I have spoken to Jackson, his forecast is to clear the balance at the end of this month.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Aug 21, 2019

    I would like to pay the full amount because of some past delay in my business transaction. I will be able to pay in the next date. thanks.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jul 27, 2019

    Jambo zidisha,
    I would like to inform you that I received the loan amount I requested. I will be able to buy the building materials for the poultry project and the remaining balance, I will buy more chicken. The project will increase and more returns expected. Thanks a lot for your support.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jul 25, 2019

    Jambo zidisha,
    I would like to thank you for the support and contributions towards my project. I will be able to buy building materials for poultry house expansion and buy more chicken for the project. This project will be able to provide food, eg eggs and meat, and be able to sale the products. thanks again.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jul 18, 2019

    The last loan amount helped me to build a poultry house and and to buy some few birds. I have 22 chicken to start with. I have a plan to grow more. Thank you.

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  • LJ    Jun 20, 2019

    Jackson, obviously a 90% on-time repayment score is very good; however, if you'd like it to rise even higher, please keep in mind that in addition to not paying late, also please don't pay early, because early payments at Zidisha don't count at all toward the on-time repayment percentage. (Only on-time payments and late payments get factored into that score.)

    "On time" at Zidisha is defined as paying exactly on the due date or within the ten-day grace period after the due date. (Keep in mind, too, especially if paying on the tenth day after the due date, that dates and times are according to the U.S.A. Eastern Time-Zone.)

    Thanks, and best wishes!

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jun 19, 2019

    Jambo zidisha.
    I would like to thank you for your support. I received the loan and I have been able to increase my stock and my services has really improved a lot. Thank you so much.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jun 2, 2019

    I thank you so much for the loan. I will invest in electrical accessories, buying and selling, and services. My profit will increase with a big margin. Thanks again.

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  • Jackson Githinji    Jun 1, 2019

    Jambo zidisha,
    I would like to pay my loan remaining balance because I made a deal and I have cash in hand and I need more loan to continue with my business. Thanks again.

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  • Jackson Githinji    May 14, 2019

    Thank you so much for the loan. I will be able to buy electrical accessories for my work. It will help in time reduction and profit. Thanks.

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  • Jackson Githinji    May 14, 2019

    Jambo zidisha,
    I would like to pay my loan in full. i did my business which gave me good returns and would like to have more capital to continue working easily and comfortable. thanks a lot.

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  • Jackson Githinji    May 8, 2019

    Thank you so much Margaret and Svenip. I will buy electrical accessories and try to expand my work.

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  • Svenip    May 8, 2019

    Good luck with your project! I look forward to your updates

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  • Margaret    May 7, 2019

    Good luck Jackson with your new loan!

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  • Jackson Githinji    May 7, 2019

    Jambo zidisha,
    I am glad to be back. My last loan amount I used in buying building materials for a poultry house. The house is ready and some few chickens are in. the project is still small but wish to expand. Thanks.

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  • Moses Kombe    Mar 1, 2019

    I have talked to jackson and he said he is going to repay next week

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  • Jackson Githinji    Feb 9, 2019

    Jambo zidisha lenders,
    I am glad to write to you again. I was able to buy some building materials and I have started the poultry structure on which after completion, I will buy chicken with the balance of the amount. This will be a start on the poultry project which I am planning to have a big poultry farm. Thanks again.

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