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Roopchand is 35 years old, and he has done rice cultivation from an early age. He is married, has two young children and lives in a rented house.

In 2010 he purchased, with the support of Seva MFI, a tractor and expanded his rice paddies. He is planting only on rented plots. Rice cultivation is his only source of income. He has approached Seva MFI for a loan of SRD 10,000 to purchase pesticides and fertilizer.

Roopchand's dream is to buy a plot and build a home for his family. For this, he has been trying to save.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 11
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    Suriname Loans Fundraising
  • $704,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,075 helped Roopchand to purchase pesticides and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 8, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2014