Total loan: $3,800

Ramatu Women's Group

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Masongbo, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Ramatu Women's 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 her to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Ramatu Women's Group's story

Ramatu, 4th from the left, of the Ramatu Women's Group would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled them to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest, and as a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses. The group has also expanded their farming operations and created a support fund for members' children's school fees and stationary costs.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs causing food shortages in some areas. The Group would like to take advantage of this and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed. The Group is, therefore, asking for a third loan to expand production, grow their businesses and increase local food security.