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Update on Heman

Heman is very thankful to Kiva lenders for helping him with his rice cultivation.

He has repaid his loan fully and on time to Kiva lenders. With the profits of the loan he has renovated his house by changing the roof. He also could save some money for his daughter's study.

Heman wants more help from Kiva lenders and Seva MFI so he can save more. He has requested another loan of SRD 12,000 to purchase fertilizers and pesticides for his rice production.

Previous Loan Details

Heman is 41 years old and has a family including two school-aged children. He was previously working as a field worker for a banana company. In 2008, he started, with the support of Seva MFI, to cultivate rice and has repaid all his loans on time. Meanwhile, he does his rice cultivation on 12 acr... More from Heman's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Suriname

  • $16,700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Suriname Loans Fundraising
  • $606,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,700 helped Heman to purchase pesticides and fertilizers for his rice production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Heman. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2013. Learn More