Total loan: $3,475

Naomi's Best Female Farmers Group

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Maforay Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Naomi's Best Female 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 a tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Naomi's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Namoi, first on the left and a 36-year-old mother of 3, is the featured borrower of Naomi's Best Female Farmers Group. Two of her children are present in this photo, Aminata (right) and Amie (left). Namoi works hard on her two-acre rice farm in Maforay village, but also has to subsidize her income by breaking stones and selling the gravel as a side-business. She does this so her children can attend school.

Naomi's dream is “to embark on larger scale farming and leave the business of breaking stones behind me.” All members in this group, like Naomi, 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 change everything for them, and enable this group of determined women to grow.