Total loan: $2,275

Margret's Best Female Farmers Group

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Makennie Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Margret'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.

Margret's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Margret C (first on left), featured borrower of Margret's Best Female Farmers, is an experienced farmer in Makennie village and has a family of seven. She is a strong leader in the community, and is a leading member of the women's community council. Despite being a seasoned farmer she lost her business during the Ebola crisis as well as several extended family members. She now refuses to give up despite losing a lifetime of work, and has 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.