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Update on Soedirman

Soedirman thanks all Kiva lenders for helping him to realize his long terms goals.

He has repaid his loan to Kiva lenders on time and was able to save some money for the purchase of his own plots. Soedirman was also able to expand his rice areas with the profits from this loan.

He is approaching Seva MFI and Kiva lenders for another loan of SRD 7,500 to purchase fertilizers and pesticides.

Previous Loan Details

Soedirman is 46 years old and has a family with two children. Since an early age, he does rice cultivation, while his wife works as a waitress in a restaurant. Soedirman is planting rice on rented plots. Since 2006, he is doing business with Seva MFI, and has been able to buy a tractor. He wa... More from Soedirman'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
  • $762,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Suriname Dollars (SRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,325 helped Soedirman to purchase fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 31, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Soedirman. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2013. Learn More