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Lekhram left school after his parents divorced. He is now 36 years old and has recently become the father of his third child. He started at a young age with rice cultivation and now that is the only source of income for the family. With the support from Seva MFI, Lekhram has increased his area from 4 to 16 hectares. He repaid that loan fully. With the profits of recent seasons he has built his own house. He is facing shortages in his finances for the new season of rice cultivation. He applied for a loan of SRD 10,000 for the purchase of fertilizer and pesticide.

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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
  • $762,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,075 helped Lekhram to purchase fertilizer and pesticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014