Total loan: $550


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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya / Food

Gladys's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped a single mother to buy cereals to sell to earn more income for her family.

Gladys's story

Women make a major contribution in a country’s development, which explains why the world celebrates them every year. Gladys is a 32-year-old single mother of four living in Eldoret, a town significantly struck by the 2007–08 Kenyan crisis when violence occurred in Kenya. She's a mixed farmer with many year's experience. Through farming, she's made her life meaningful.

Gladys is seeking this loan to buy cereals to sell to earn more income for her family.

Unlike local money lenders who charge exorbitant interest on loans, Juhudi Kilimo and Kiva have entered into a partnership that aims to improve the lives of smallholder farmers by providing them with loans and encouraging them to save. Through this intervention, movement of funds in rural communities has increased, thereby alleviating rural poverty.

Like any determined woman in her home village, Gladys is looking forward to a brighter future.