Seeds for potato planting


Kajiado, Kenya

13% repaid




Member since

December 2014

On-time repayments

114 installments  •  11%

About Me

My name is Leonard Ngetich, a resident of Emwe in the outskirts of Kajiado town. l am 29 years of old and married with two daughters.l am the first born in a family of six .
I grew up in the rural Kuresoi area in Molo- Nakuru county where I have a small farm.
Due to financial challenges, I could not study beyond form four and life has not been easy.
Two years ago, I started cultivating a small parcel of land that was idle at home and it has since been helping me feed my family. I emphasize in Irish potatoes that do well in our area. I recently got a short term casual job in Kajiado where I am currently residing and so my wife has been managing the farm lately.
I love watching movies and sports during my free time.

My Business

I am a farmer and I produce Irish potatoes for sale and home consumption. The crop is one of the stable food in our area and therefore has a good constant market.
We plant three times in a year and the peak season is the one culminating in December-January. I often propagate the seeds myself but often take time.
I recently harvested the first section of the farm and I would like to plant soon to take advantage of the short rains that have just started. Therefore I am planning to purchase seeds that have already sprout this time to save on time

Loan Proposal

To save on time and take advantage of the short rains that have just started, I would like to purchase ready Irish potato seeds- seeds that have already sprout for planting right away. I have just harvested the first part and may take a few weeks to sell.
I would therefore use the $100 loan on purchasing the seeds.
The loan will enable me to do a timely early planting while saving on time and resources which in turn will help me maintain and increase profits. I produce I am harvesting and the ones I plan to harvest in the course January will assist me in repaying the loan in time, save for more investments and family upkeep.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Dec 22, 2014

Repayment status


Projected term

27 months



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  • Leonard    May 11, 2015

    Hello lenders,
    Thank you for your support and the patience when things are not right.
    The last harvest was very poor due to prolonged drought. But the current ones in the field is already looking better.
    I hope for the best.
    God bless you all.

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  • Leonard    Apr 21, 2015

    Hi everybody,
    Thank you for the loan you gave me. My potatoes are not very good this season due to drought. I may lose some investment but will plant again this season. Thank you for being patient with me.
    God bless you all.

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  • David    Apr 3, 2015

    Hello lenders,
    I have called this member severally unfortunetly his number is not going through.
    though I called one of the contacts provided and the friend who received promised to remind him about the same. And said he would make up the follow up and update me on his where abouts
    Will still make a follow up and update you immidietly.
    David odindo
    Vm kenya.

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    • Leonard    May 11, 2015

      I wonder which number you are calling and when. Anyway, I did resume repayments.

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  • Leonard    Jan 9, 2015

    Hello to all lenders
    Thank you so much for giving the loan. I have just completed planting of potatoes
    while am yet to sell the previous harvest in few days time. Right now i would like to repay KES 100 for the next few weeks.
    Once i start selling my harvest i will resume paying faster for the remaining installments.
    Thank you all and happy new year.

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