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Gathoni is a married woman with seven children. She operates a farm and grows crops. Gathoni describes herself as determined and states that her biggest business challenge is the lack of finances to buy farm inputs.

Gathoni is requesting an 80,000 KES loan to buy farm inputs to enable her increase farm production. This will be her fifth loan with SMEP Microfinance Bank. She repaid her previous loans successfully. Gathoni hopes that her life will improve in the future.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 1076
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Gathoni buy farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 27, 2014
Jul 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015