Total loan: $2,600

Bantamu's Best Female Farmers Group

Bantamu, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Bantamu'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 seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental, which will allow her to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Bantamu's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Fatmata T (first on the left), is the featured borrower of Bantamu's Best Female Farmers Group. She would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first loan.

It enabled them to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest. As a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses, have repaid their first loan, and are successfully farming again after the devastation of Ebola.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further and increase food access in their community.