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Gladys is 51 years old and a single mother to three children. She is a farmer in Nyahururu town, where she grows cash crops such as maize, beans and potatoes. She has been in the business for more than 10 years and it has been profitable.

This is her second loan and she plans to use it to buy supplies for the farm, such as seeds, fertilizer and manure.

Gladys anticipates making greater profits from her harvest, which she will use to pay school fees for her children.

She hopes to grow her business and farm on a larger scale, making more income and thus be able to provide for the needs of her family.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 607
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Gladys to buy farm supplies such as fertilizer, seeds and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014