Vegetable farming

Susan Rotich

Kamelilo, Kenya

100% repaid



Susan Rotich

Member since

March 2015

On-time repayments

197 installments  •  21%

About Me

Am a mother of 6 and a teacher by profession. I like farming and got the passion of doing it as source of income to supplement my earning from teaching profession.

My dad was a farmer and still a farmer to date and draw a lot of inspirations from him. He has a seven acre piece of land and have discussed with him to assist me with two acres to grow vegetables and sell to nearby households, schools, hotels and even other business people who buy and sell kales and he has agreed.

I therefore bring this to the attention of my lenders in zidisha.

My Business

Vegetables are seasonal crops that take three months before they mature hence a very good as a business opportunity. I will grow both indigenous and exotic vegetables to balance the needs of various clientile.

Am targeting to invest lots of funds and hope zidisha loan can help me start with seedlings. With expected loan of 16,166 Kes I will not be able to buy 16 containers of 250grams kales. The seedlings were to be put in a nursery bed. After 4 weeks this translates to 40,000 seedlings enough to plant two acres. However hope to get next loan in time and afford to do well. Other inputs such as pestcides, fertiliser and labour will be also taken care of. I expect to collect Ksh 5,000 weekly during the rainy season.

Loan Proposal

Farming generates substantial wealth in Kenya to many people. My dad and mum are farmers and have learnt alot via their mentorship.

My idea on venturing in kales business is because of the demand from households,schools and hotels nearby and an available resource in form land.






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Nov 9, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.20

Susan opted to pay $112.11 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.



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Amount repaid


Amount remaining


Date repaid

Jan 21, 2016


Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Nov 22, 2015 $29.00 Nov 21, 2015 $29.00
Nov 29, 2015 $29.00 Dec 7, 2015 $29.00
Dec 6, 2015 $29.00 Dec 8, 2015 $29.00
Dec 13, 2015 $29.00 Dec 13, 2015 $29.00
Dec 20, 2015 $0.00
Dec 27, 2015 $0.00
Jan 3, 2016 $0.00
Jan 10, 2016 $5.00 Jan 14, 2016 $5.00
Jan 17, 2016 $5.00 Jan 21, 2016 $5.00
Jan 24, 2016 $5.00 Jan 21, 2016 $5.00
Jan 31, 2016 $5.00 Jan 21, 2016 $5.00
Feb 7, 2016 $5.00 Jan 21, 2016 $5.00
Feb 14, 2016 $5.00 Jan 21, 2016 $5.00
Feb 21, 2016 $10.00 Jan 21, 2016 $10.00