Total loan: $2,475

Nakama Lady Farmers' Group

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Gbombsamba, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Nakama Lady 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 seed, organic inputs, and tractor rental that will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Nakama Lady Farmers' Group's story

Nakama (third from the right), featured borrower of Nakama Lady Farmers' Group, would like to thank all the Kiva lenders for their third loan. It enabled the group to become an economic pillar in their community, and to participate in a new program where each borrower receives farm equipment services on loan in exchange for interest-free repayment in raw rice at the time of harvest. The group is now making an important contribution to their community's food security, and each individual member is now engaging at least one assistant in their farming (creating new employment). Imported rice prices are dramatically increasing in Sierra Leone, which has improved the market for these farmers. Nakama Lady Farmers' Group therefore wishes to continue expanding their activities with a new loan, to take advantage of better prices and address the need for local food production, which is now more urgent than ever.