Total loan: $3,150

"subeh" (Women Supporting Women) Group

Maforay Village, , 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 with a higher yield.

"subeh" (Women Supporting Women) Group's story

Marie K (1st on left), featured borrower of "Subeh" (women supporting women) group, is an experienced farmer and women's leader in Maforay Village. She is a 35-year-old mother of 4 who has done well despite Sierra Leone's recent Ebola crisis and economic downturn. Her dream is "to get more seeds and embark on large scale farming to help my children and our community." She has organized an exceptional group of women who are all supporting each other and who promise Kiva lenders they will be successful.

All members of this group are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take high-interest loans for poor quality inputs during planting time. A no-interest Kiva loan will therefore enable this group of determined women to grow their businesses and become leaders in their community.