Rabbit raising

Peris Njihia

Nairobi, Kenya

27% repaid



Peris Njihia

Member since

January 2014

On-time repayments

104 installments  •  4%

About Me

Am a residence of Highpoint a town along Nairobi-Thika superhighway,am a second born in a family of three,having being brought up in a christian based family has made me acquire the christian virtues.
upon completion of my O levels I helped my mother in her beauty shop that she operates in our residence these also helped me become an independent lady and be business oriented since I assisted her in management.
Having gained interest in business I managed to save some cash from the beauty shop since I had developed and done a intensive research on rabbit rearing.

My Business

The fact is that rabbits are small-bodied animals that need little space and input. Also, they are very prolific and efficient converters of feed into meat. The meat is nutritious, high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. They can also be raised for non-food purposes.
This revealed to me how rabbitry is an important enterprise in areas where there is shortage of agricultural land and for the unemployed youths who lack the critical production resources (land and capital). Rabbitry provides an excellent option to people who are conscious about dieting and are avoiding high fat / high cholesterol foods as much as possible.
The business therefore has a high market demand locally and has a very good returns. By rearing 20 rabbits, I will be able to register with a group known as Rabbit Republic in Kenya, which will ensure a close monitoring and consistent market. This will therefore translate to an average monthly income of ksh.10000.

Loan Proposal

HI Zidisha lenders having gained the proper skills in after having carried out an extensive research on rabbit rearing, with the proper funds I will be able to buy an average of 20 rabbits which will enable me to join Rabbit Republic which is a firm that offers dedicated persons close monitoring of the rabbits and a continuous market.
A young rabbit(kit) cost on average of ksh 500 thus 20 rabbits will translate ksh 10,000 upon maturing the rabbits sells at ksh 2000 depending on the weight.I will sell a few and breed the rest to ensure a continuous supply.Rabbits are easy to rear since they food is locally found and they mature with a short duration of time and upon breeding they multiply very fast.
I would very great to achieve this and have myself attain a stress free financial income.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Mar 4, 2014

Repayment status


Projected term

24 months



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  • Peris Njihia    Jul 4, 2014

    Dear zidisha,
    I would like first to apologize for the delay in payments in my loan which was caused by various circumstances which lend to decline in reproduction which resulted to financial crisis but am recovering well and am hoping for the best.Am still working with rabbit Republik and they have promised to pay me a visit while they suppl me a better breed which is less resistance to diseases.
    thanks for understanding

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  • Felix Abur    Jun 1, 2014

    Hello Lenders,

    I am Peris Njihia's Volunteer Mentor in Kenya and I spoke to her today. She has been facing some financial difficulties and her child was also sick and admitted in hospital. She was unaware that she can reschedule her repayment and will now apply for a reschedule plan that is easier to maintain.

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  • Peris Njihia    May 16, 2014

    hi lenders,i have faced a bit of financial problems but am recovering and am making the proper arrangements to settle the loan.

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  • Felix Abur    May 14, 2014

    Hello lenders,

    I spoke to Peris on phone and she promised to make her next payment by Thursday May 15th, 2014. Additionally, she will also get online today to update lenders on what has been happening in her life and her business and her plans for future repayments.

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  • Peris Njihia    Apr 9, 2014

    Dear zidisha,
    i would like to take this chance to express myself due to delay in payments of my loan,I have been trying very much but I have been faced with certain challenges but the business is picking up well and i hope that all goes well.I managed to buy five international breeds which i mated with the local breeds that i have bought initially but due to presence of the heavy rains the kits died and i called upon the Rabbit Republic who advised to rebuild the house to prevent such cases thus I spent all the cash that i had saved but am hopeful that soon i will capture up and sort out the situation.
    i regret the any inconveniences caused.

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  • Peris Njihia    Feb 28, 2014

    Thanks a lot Tavin and other lenders am so passionate into this and looking forward making the best out of this..

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  • Tavin    Feb 27, 2014

    good luck; you seem to have researched your plan very well!

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  • Peris Njihia    Feb 23, 2014

    Hi lenders,
    I would wish to inform you that i have contacted Rabbit Republic(a firm dealing with monitoring and marketing rabbits),and I managed to buy few local rabbits so that i will use them to cross breed with when I other buy international breeds to produce better and quality breed rabbits.


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