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Soedirman is 46 years old and has a family with two children. Since an early age, he does rice cultivation, while his wife works as a waitress in a restaurant. Soedirman is planting rice on rented plots. Since 2006, he is doing business with Seva MFI, and has been able to buy a tractor.

He wants to expand his rice areas, and therefore needs a loan of SRD 7,000 to purchase fertilizers and pesticides. His goal is to save enough to buy his own plots.

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
  • 0
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    Suriname Loans Fundraising
  • $620,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,150 helped Soedirman to purchase fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014