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Jane is a 49-year-old married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be visionary and productive. She operates a farm where she grows tea and maize. She has been involved in this business for 16 years. Her business is located in a fertile and productive place.

She describes her biggest business challenge to be low prices. She will use the Kes 10,000 loan to buy seeds and fertilizer and pay for farm labor. Her business goal is to be a large scale farmer within 5 years.

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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
  • 400
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Jane to buy seeds and fertilizer and pay for farm labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2014
May 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015