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Total loan: $975


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs to improve her production and make profits, and as a single mother, to support her children who completely depend on her.

Gladies's story

Meet Gladies, a single mother of four children living in Kericho, Kenya’s biggest tea producing region. Gladies has been farming for the past seven years, and she is able to provide for the basic needs of her family through the profits she makes. Gladies practices mixed farming on her farm. She sells milk and different crops as her sources of income. Her children are the greatest thing in her life, and something that makes her feel accomplished in life. Gladies is working hard and learning good farming practices.

The biggest constraint on Gladies' success is the use of poor-quality fertilizers and lack of certified seeds. Gladies is seeking this loan to buy quality farm inputs such as certified seeds and high nutrient fertilizers that will enable her to improve her production. This intervention will help her fill the increasing demand for food in the market and, in the process, generate more income to repay the loan debt and elevate the quality of life for her family.

Juhudi Kilimo has partnered with Kiva to provide financial services to smallholder farmers around Kenya. Through these financial services, farmers in Kericho can now buy productive assets and important agricultural inputs for use on their farms.