Total loan: $1,975

Adama's Female Farmers Group

Mayefeh Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Adama's 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 seed, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Adama's Female Farmers Group's story

Adama (first on left) of Adama's Female Farmers is an experienced farmer in Mayefeh village who supports her family of six with her farming. She is a strong leader among the community of farmers, and is well respected by men and women alike for her work ethic and support for other farmers.

Adama lost her farming business during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up despite losing a lifetime of work, and organised a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis, lost everything but now will not give up.

All members are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take extremely high-interest loans for poor quality inputs during planting time. A no-interest Kiva loan will therefore enable this group of determined women to get back on their feet and back in business. In Adama's own words: "with some small support we can get back to where we were before Ebola, and all my children will be in school again."