Total loan: $4,625

Makeh Survivor's Group

Makeh Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental that will allow her to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Makeh Survivor's Group's story

Amie K (first from right, standing), the featured borrower of Makeh Survivor's Group, would like to sincerely thank all of the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled Group members 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 members have also expanded their farming operations and created a support fund for community development and women's empowerment.

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 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 their businesses, and increase local food security.