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Padmini is a 45-year-old married woman living in Hikkaduwa, Galle, with her son and husband. Padmini and her husband have been managing a business together, which consists of cultivating vegetables. They devote their full effort towards cultivating their vegetable farm. They use the income to help support the family and their son's necessities. Padmini has managed her business for five years now. The weather in her area is particularly good for vegetable cultivation.

Padmini has requested a 30,000 LKR loan from BRAC Sri Lanka in order to pay labor costs and to purchase seed, and chemicals to promote the fertility of her vegetable farm.

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Due to Sri Lanka’s central bank regulations, there is a chance that you may not receive repayment on this loan for up to 12 months after the repayment has been collected by the field partner. Bank regulations in Sri Lanka stipulate that US Dollars cannot leave the country for 12 months. However, Kiva’s net billing system, under normal circumstances will allow for more timely repayment. For more information, please visit BRAC Sri Lanka’s Field Partner page (accessible on the right side of this page).

About Sri Lanka

  • $10,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Sri Lanka Loans Fundraising
  • $81,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 115.0
    Sri Lanka Rupees (LKR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Padmini to purchase chemicals and seed for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 11, 2011