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Jane is a 50-year-old married woman. She has six children with ages ranging from 15 to 28 years. She describes herself to be confident. She operates a farm where she grows collard greens. She has been involved in this business for two years. Her business is located in an area with a favorable market and her primary customers are small-scale customers. She describes her biggest business challenge to be pests and diseases that affect her crops. She will use the KES 50,000 loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs. Her business goal is to be successful 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.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jane to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015