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Nickson is a 22-year-old single man. He describes himself to be sincere and determined. He operates a farm where he grows carrots, potatoes and peas for sale. He has been involved in this business for three years. His business is located in a busy productive area and his primary customers are of all types. He describes his biggest business challenge to be lack of seeds and fertilizer.

Nickson will use the Kes 50,000 loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs. His business goal is to expand within five years. He hopes that he will have a bright future. This is his second loan with SMEP DTM. His previous loan of Kes 20,000 was repaid successfully.

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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
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Nickson buy seeds, fertilizer and other farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2015