Total loan: $2,375

Kadiatu's Best Female Farmers Group

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Roketteh, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Kadiatu'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.

Kadiatu's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Kadaitu (first on the left), featured borrower of Kadiatu's Best Female Farmers, is a proud 45-year-old mother of six and had been a very successful farmer before Sierra Leone's Ebola crisis. Kadiatu supports her husband and his sick father with her farming, which has been reduced to two acres as a result of her area being quarantined for two seasons during Ebola.

Kadaitu refuses to give up despite losing a lifetime of work. She organized a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis and 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.