Total loan: $2,350

Makossa Female Farmers Group

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Makossa, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Makossa 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 and allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Makossa Female Farmers Group's story

Fatmata (1st on left), featured borrower of Makossa Female Farmers group, is a Master Farmer in Makossa village and has a large family of 12. She is a strong leader in the community, and regularly organizes women's activities.

Fatmata is a seasoned farmer who lost her business during the Ebola crisis as well as several of her extended family members.

Refusing to give up despite loosing a lifetime of work, Fatmata has organised a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis in Makossa, 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.