Total loan: $2,350

Hawa's Female Farmers Group

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Roketteh, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Hawa'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.

Hawa's Female Farmers Group's story

Hawa K (first on the left), the featured borrower of Hawa's Female Farmers, is a 45-year-old mother of six who lives in Roketteh village.

Sierra Leone's recent Ebola crisis devastated Hawa's once successful rice farm, and now she only works two acres and has to break stones by hand (with a hammer) to support her family.

Hawa's dream is to double the size of her farm and to farm more effectively, doing the work she loves.

Like Hawa, all members of this group 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 enable Hawa and this group of determined women to get back on their feet and back in business.