Total loan: $900


Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizer to expand her tea farm and meet the high demand for tea in her village. Thus, increasing her income to secure the future of her children.

Gladys's story

Gladys is a first-time Kiva borrower who is very determined to succeed. Farming is a skill that Gladys (pictured on her tea farm) learned from her parents when she was still growing up. She grows tea and plants different crops.

Regardless of past failures, Gladys chooses to live her life happily. She has become one of the most respected female farmers in her area. Gladys is seeking a loan of 90,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) from Kiva lenders to buy fertilizers and expand her tea farming business.

Tea farming offers employment opportunities to thousands of smallholder farmers in the Nyamira area, and it is for this reason that Juhudi has teamed up with Kiva, to give access to a loan that will help Gladys to develop her tea farm into a highly profitable business.

With your loan, Gladys’s family will benefit from the growth of her business. This will not only increase their income, but it will also improve their living standards.

Lenders, if there is someone you should consider lending to this year, that person is Gladys! She is so thankful to have a chance like this Kiva loan. She hopes for your help.