Total loan: $2,350

Hawa's Female Farmers Group

Wore-Bana Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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A loan helped pay for improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental and allow them to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Hawa's Female Farmers Group's story

Hawa K (1st on left), featured borrower of Hawa's Female Farmers group, is a Master Farmer in Wore-Bana village and has a large family of 9. She is a strong leader in the community, and helps educate Wore-Bana youth in farming and agriculture.

She is a seasoned farmer who lost her business during the Ebola crisis as well as several extended family members. She refuses to give up despite loosing 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.