Total loan: $4,300

Makeh Survivor's Group

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Makeh Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Makeh Survivor's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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.

Makeh Survivor's Group's story

Amie K (1st from right, standing) is a mother of six who has risen to be one of the most respected elders and "Master Farmers" in her village of Makeh. Amie believes farming can and should be a good business for women, but like many in her village she lost everything during the recent Ebola crisis that saw two seasons of farming lost due to quarantines. Now Amie is again rising the challenge and has created a group of 18 outstanding female farmers who all lost their businesses - and in many cases, family members - during the Ebola Crisis. Like Amie, all members are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take extremely high-interest loans for poor quality inputs during planting time. A low interest KIVA loan will therefore enable this group of determined women to get back on their feet and back in business.