Total loan: $5,000

Amie K's Female Farmers Group

Makeh Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area and getting higher yields.

Amie K's Female Farmers Group's story

Amie K (first from right), the featured borrower of Amie K's Female Farmers Group, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled the group members to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest. 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 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 and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food supplies in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.

Amie K's Female Farmers Group is, therefore, asking for a third loan to expand their production, grow their businesses and increase local food security.