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Roepchand is a serious farmer and lives with his wife Maheshwari and child. He plants 14 acres of land and has inherited a tractor from his parents. He has recently refurbished his house with the profits he made with his farm over the past years. Roepchand has received eight loans from Seva MFi since 2009, varying between SRD 1.250 to SRD 10.000. These loans he repaid on time. Now he has approached Seva MFI for a new loan of SRD 10.000 for the purchase of fertilizers and pesticides.

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This loan is part of Seva's effort to reach marginalized rice farmers who are excluded from Suriname's traditional banking system. This type of loan is designed to help agricultural entrepreneurs become self sustainable. This is especially important in Suriname, where microfinance is limited. These loans provide farmers with the opportunity to thrive in a country where rural and agricultural businesses are considered to be too risky for commercial loans.

About Seva Network Foundation

Stichting Seva Micro Finance Institute (Seva MFI) is an international organization that promotes entrepreneurship among poor and marginalized communities in developing countries. Seva MFI offers loans that enable farmers to purchase pesticides, fertilizer, farming tools and equipment to expand their farm plots and boost their incomes. In 2012, Seva MFI has disbursed over 650 loans to farmers in Suriname.


About Suriname

  • $16,700
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Suriname Loans Fundraising
  • $660,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,050 helped Roepchand to purchase fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 3, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2014