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Ann, a 34-year-old married mother of two, describes herself as visionary and focused. Ann operates a farm where she grows vegetables and keeps dairy cows which produce milk for sale. In operation for five years, her business is located in a fertile place, and her primary customers are individuals. Her biggest challenge is a lack of finances.

Ann will use this Kes 20,000 loan, her first with SMEP DTM, to buy seedlings and pay for labor costs. Her business goal is to be a successful farmer within five years.

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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
  • 739
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,794,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ann to buy seedlings and pay for labor costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
May 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015