Total loan: $2,750

Adama's Female Farmers Group

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Makossa, , 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 the left), featured borrower of Adama's Female Farmers group, is a Master Farmer in Makossa village and supports a large family of nine with her farming. She is a strong leader in the community and hopes her business will grow so that all her children can go to school. She is a seasoned farmer who lost her business during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up despite losing a lifetime of work.

Adama has therefore organised a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis, then lost everything but now will not give up. All members are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take out 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.