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Mary is a 48-year-old married woman. She describes herself to be visionary and focused. She operates a farm where she grows tea. She also keeps dairy cows that produce milk for selling. She has been involved in this business for seven years. Her business is located in a productive and promising place, and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be price fluctuations.

She will use the 20,000 Kenyan shillings loan to buy feeds for her dairy cows. Her business goal is to be a successful farmer within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will be successful.

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This loan is part of SMEP's effort to empower small to medium-scale farmers in Kenya, where agriculture employs more than 75% of the work force. SMEP loans support a range of agricultural needs, including livestock, egg production, and farm inputs such as fertilizer, seeds, animal feeds, vaccination and farm equipment. Loan terms are structured around the maturity of the crop and/or the payback period of the inputs purchased. By supporting this loan you are helping farmers increase their production capacity, employ others and contribute to food security in the country.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary to buy feeds for her dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015