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Total loan: $400


Nandi Hills, Nandi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy high-quality certified seeds and fertilizer to improve production, generate more income, and improve her quality of life.

Gladys's story

Meet Gladys (69 years old and a single mom of 8), a loving mother who was brought up in one of the poorest homes in her village in Nandi Hills, Kenya. She uses a smile as her way of forgetting the hurdles she has gone through in the past. Nandi Hills is a region endowed with seasonal streams and green vegetation.

Gladys had sustained contact with her parents, thus allowing her to grasp farming skills from them. These skills shaped her and equipped her to be the very knowledgeable farmer that she is. On her farm, she grows crops and keeps dairy cows. She sells milk and maize, and when she is not farming, Gladys does some side business.

Gladys has requested a loan from Juhudi Kilimo, after realizing that they are in partnership with Kiva and that they are willing to help her realize her dreams. She will use the loan to purchase farming inputs such as high-nutrient fertilizers and certified seeds to improve her farm yield and make more profits from sales to support her family.

For a woman like Gladys, accessing funds in Kenya, especially around the area where she lives, is very challenging. Gladys feels relieved knowing there are institutions that help enterprising women like her.