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Linet is a 48-year-old widow with eight children. She describes herself to be industrious. She operates a farm where she keeps dairy cows that produce milk to sell. She also grows crops. She has been involved in this business for 10 years. Her business is located in a favorable location and her primary customers are locals. She describes her biggest business challenge to be poor weather conditions. She will use the Kes 40,000 loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. Her business goal is to expand within five years. This is her third loan with SMEP DTM. Her previous loans were 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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Linet to buy seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 8, 2014
May 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2015