Total loan: $5,225

Manty's Ebola Recovery Farmers Group

Morimaraia, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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

Manty's Ebola Recovery Farmers Group's story

Manty K, featured borrower of Manty's Ebola Recovery Farmers 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. As a result, all of the group members have fully recovered their businesses.

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 it is badly needed. The Group is therefore asking for a third loan to expand production, grow their businesses and increase local food security.