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Total loan: $300

Gladys

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Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and certified seeds to improve her farm and generate more income to support her family.


Gladys's story

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Introducing Gladys, a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Bomet area of Kenya. Through her own effort and her inborn abilities, she is able to care for her family, being the sole breadwinner. She is a woman who’s not deterred by the difficult life situations that she has been through.

Gladys has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock; she also earns some income from a personal business. She never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. Access to modern-quality farm inputs is the pillar of agricultural revolution. However, in Kenya, a developing country, fertilizers and seed allocation by the government is way below the needs of farmers. Since Juhudi Kilimo which is in partnership with Kiva, ventured in the affairs of smallholder farmers in Kenya, farmers can attest that there has been a significant improvement on inputs availability than earlier before.

Gladys is seeking this loan to buy farming inputs such as fertilizers and certified seeds to improve her farm and generate more income to support her family. However, Gladys feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like her. She is always working to improve her living condition and her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her aging parents, secure her sibling’s future and buy a home. Kindly lend to this single hardworking woman!