Total loan: $3,925

Forah's Female Farmers Group

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Gbenikoro Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Forah's 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 to allow them to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Forah's Female Farmers Group's story

Forah K, first from right, featured borrower of Forah's Female Farmers Group, would like to sincerely thank all 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. As a result, all of the group members have fully recovered their businesses. The group has also expanded their farming operations and created a support fund for young, up-and-coming female farmers.

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 and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods, and it will 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.