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Agnes is a married woman. She has four children. She describes herself as focused. She operates a farm where she grows maize and beans to sell. She has been involved in this business for five years. Her business is located in a good area for farming and her primary customers are individuals and institutions. She describes her biggest business challenge to be financial problems and expensive herbicides. She will use the KES 20,000 loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs and also hire more land for farming. Her business goal is to do farming on a large scale within five years. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.

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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.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 749
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Agnes to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs and also hire more land for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015