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Total loan: $3,175

Isata's Female Farmers Group

Patebana Masinbo Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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

Isata's Female Farmers Group's story

Isata (1st on left), the featured borrower of Isata's Female Farmers Group, 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, repaid their first loan and are successfully farming again after the devastation of Ebola.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further. The profits will be used to ensure the children of all members go to school and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.