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Dorcas is a 50-year-old divorced woman. She has eight children. She describes herself to be honest and focused. She operates a farm where she grows maize and keeps cows that produce milk. She has been involved in this business for 25 years. Her business is located in a busy and productive place and her primary customers are of all types. She will use the Kes 35,000 loan to buy a cow. Her business goal is to expand within five years. She hopes that she will have a bright future. This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. She will use the anticipated profits to invest further in the business.

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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.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 538
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Dorcas to buy a cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 17, 2014
May 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015