Total loan: $3,175

Ramatu's Female Farmers Group

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Masaprr Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Ramatu'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.

Ramatu's Female Farmers Group's story

Ramatu K (first on the right), the featured borrower of Ramatu's Female Farmers, is a 37-year-old mother of seven who depends on rice farming for her livelihood. Her husband is unemployed, and her whole family depends on her farming, which was devastated during Sierra Leone's recent Ebola Crisis.

Ramatu 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 but then lost everything but 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.