Tomatoe farming

Joshuoa Otieno

Doho Beach , Kagak Village, Kenya

100% repaid



Joshuoa Otieno

Member since

July 2016

On-time repayments

114 installments  •  66%

About Me

I was born in our home village, " kagak". I was raised there for a while by my parents. They died when I was seven years old. Am the third born among six kids. I moved to live with my uncle for the rest of those years. I started my education in our village primary school. In 2009 I did my kcpe and passed to high school which I continued to work smart. I also passed but didnt get direct entry to the university . still have an ambition of continuing with education.. Since hardship is part of life while Persuing a goal, I just work smart and hard to achieve them.. I started farming from advice's that I was getting from friends and because it was the best opportunity for me. Most of the youth see farming as a job of old people coz it dirtify people. Am not married and I don't have a child.. I like playing football since I have talent in it. I help those who are needy to achieve in my capacity.

My Business

I grow vegetables, watermelon, onions and tomatoes which I sell to our local market. Most people depend on these for food. I saw this as the best opportunity for me. I get funds from the stuffs I grow and this is what I use to pay for the expenses. I use the profit made to improve my farming and to support those I can help grow in life. I intend to grow these crops on a large scale. Am also striving to have much that can help me grow other crops.

Loan Proposal

Since I have a land that I can do my project in, I'll only by hybrid seeds at 20 us dollars. I'll also use 10 us dollars to buy ferterlizers which will improve my yields. I'll also use 10 us dollars to plough that my land which I'll use for the project. 10 use dollars will also be used to by chemicals and foliers. 3 dollars will be used for some expenses like weeding and even watering






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 20, 2016

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $2.27

Joshuoa opted to pay $8.30 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.



Sterling, United States

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