Total loan: $5,650

Iye's Determination Farmers Group

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Makeh Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Iye's Determination Farmers Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to pay for improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Iye's Determination Farmers Group's story

Iye K (1st from right) is an outstanding entrepreneur and businesswoman who supports a family of six. Iye believes business an important way for women to become empowered in the community, and is a successful farmer and also runs a trading business in the off-season. While international coverage and the acute danger of the Ebola Crisis have faded, survivors are still rebuilding and trying to recover from the economic damage done. In Iye's community many women lost their savings and businesses during the crisis. With her spirit of determination, Iye has mobilized a large group of these women for a KIVA loan and is both organizing them and mentoring them so that they can rebuild their livelihoods while increasing food production in the community.