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Total loan: $3,800

Fatmata T's Female Farmers Group

Patebana Masinbo Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Fatmata T's Female Farmers Group's loan finished fundraising, but these other borrowers need your support

A loan helped to buy improved organic seed and to rent a tractor allowing these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Fatmata T's Female Farmers Group's story

Fatmata (1st on left), featured borrower of Fatmata T's Female Farmers, would like to sincerely thank all the KIVA lenders for their first loan. It enabled them 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, have repaid their first loan, and are successfully farming again after the devastation of the Ebola outbreak. The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further. The profits will be used to ensure all members' children go to school, and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.