Total loan: $3,075

Women's Power Farmers Group

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Patebana Masinbo Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Women's Power 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 organic seed and tractor rental to allow them to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Women's Power Farmers Group's story

Mabinty C (1st on left), featured borrower of Women's Power Farmers Group, is a 28 year old Master Farmer in Patebana Masinbo village who supports her a husband and one child. She is a strong leader in the community, and regularly organizes women's activities.

Despite being a seasoned farmer she lost her business during the Ebola crisis as well as several extended family members, she now is not giving up despite loosing a lifetime of work. Mabinty 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.