Total loan: $250


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Siongiroi, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

Gladys's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy another quality breed of dairy cow in order to improve her milk production and improve the living conditions of her family.

Gladys's story

Gladys is a mother who is ever smiling, hardworking and honest. She comes from the Siongiroi area of Kenya. She loves and treasures her children and will go the extra mile to make sure that they are comfortable since she is the sole breadwinner of her family. In 2011 she started farming, and today her farm is home to dairy cows, crops, and poultry. Every day she rises early and goes to her farm to earn a living.

One way in which Gladys has decided to increase her income is by improving her dairy production, and there is enough space on her farm to add to her herd. She has now applied for a 25,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy another quality breed of dairy cow.

Once she has accumulated more money from the dairy cow she buys, Gladys's vision for the future is to buy a chaff cutter to chop hay into small, even pieces, which the cows will enjoy chewing. With more to eat and chew, the cows will drink more water, leading to more milk production. More milk will mean Gladys will be able to both supply her children and aging parents, and sell it in the village, where there is a demand for it.

Kindly be inspired and lend to her!