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Total loan: $4,100

Woria's Survivors Group

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Compala Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Woria'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 tractor rental, enabling her to farm a larger area with greater yield.


Woria's Survivors Group's story

Woria (first on the right, sitting), featured borrower of Woria's Survivors Group, sincerely thanks all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled them to break free from 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 their farming operations and created a support fund for member children's school fees.

Sierra Leone is 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 rise.

Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food access in Sierra Leone at a time when it's badly needed. The group is thus asking for a third loan to expand production, grow their businesses and increase local food security.

The loan will help Woria to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs and tractor rental, enabling her to farm a larger area with greater yield.