Total loan: $3,925

"stand Tall" Female Farmers Group

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Makeh Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

"stand Tall" Female Farmers 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 seeds, organic inputs, and a tractor rental, which will allow this farmer to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

"stand Tall" Female Farmers Group's story

Marie of "stand Tall" Female Farmers Group would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first loan. It enabled them to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest and, as a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses, have repaid their first loans, and are successfully working again after the devastation of Ebola.

They are now looking for a second loan to expand further and start a support fund for female farmers. Please see the Mountain Lion Agriculture update on its website, related to the success of this and other similar Kiva-supported groups: http://mlbr.org/mountain-lion-and-kiva-partnership-a-success-positive-results-from-2017-research/