Total loan: $3,075

Makossa Female Farmers Group

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Makossa, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Makossa 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, and will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Makossa Female Farmers Group's story

Fatmata (1st on the left), is the featured borrower of the Makossa Female Farmers group, and would like to sincerely thank all of the Kiva lenders for their first loan. It enabled them to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest and, 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. The profits will be used to ensure all member's children go to school, and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.