Getrude is a 27-year-old single mother of one, a child she had when in secondary school, which she had to leave before graduating. Since 2008, Gertrude has grown tomatoes and Irish potatoes to earn a living and care for her daughter.
Gertrude and her group members were trained by YICE in better farming skills, and as a result they want to put into practice the skills they acquired.
A small loan of $70 will enable Gertrude to buy good quality seeds and pay for laborers to clear her land for expansion.
Gertrude has a dream of educating her daughter up to University level.
About Youth Initiative for Community EmpowernmentYouth Initiative for Community Empowerment is a registered women and youth empowerment initiative in Central Uganda. Aiming to empower vulnerable women and young people both economically and socially, it provides training in agricultural business development and health topics. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to support training programs for vulnerable women, including single mothers and out-of-school girls, and to help them start their own farming businesses.
Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE) joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.
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