Total loan: $5,750

Jeminatu's Survivors Group

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Royakan, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Jeminatu's Survivors 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 a tractor rental.

Jeminatu's Survivors Group's story

Jeminatu (second from right, back row), the featured borrower of Jeminatu's Survivors Group, would like to sincerely thank all of the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans 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.

The Group has also expanded its farming operations and created a support fund for members' children's school fees and stationery costs.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs causing food shortages in some areas. The Group would like to take advantage of this situation and increase its production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.

The Group is therefore asking for a third loan to expand production, grow members' businesses, and increase local food security.