Total loan: $2,225

Bantamu's Best Female Farmers Group

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Bantamu, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Bantamu's Best 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.

Bantamu's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Adama K (1st on right), featured borrower of Bantamu's Best Female Farmers, is a proud mother of 11 and passionate about farming. She is a master farmer in Bantamu village 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.