Total loan: $2,650

Adama's Female Farmers Group

Makaray 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.

Adama's Female Farmers Group's story

Adama (1st on left), featured borrower of Adama's Female Farmers group, is a Master Farmer in Makaray Village and has a family of 6. Adama is 40 years old and has worked hard to build a good 4-acre smallholding, with rice being her main focus. Farming is a family business for Adama, and her nieces Kadiatu (with her son Demba, child 3rd from left) and Isha (with her daughter Mabinty, child 4th from left) help each other. Her dream for her own farm is "to increase both my land and my yield."

Despite being a seasoned farmer, Adama like many in her village had her farming devastated during Sierra Leone's 2014-2016 Ebola crisis. She refused to give up despite losing a lifetime of work, and has organised a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis, lost everything, but are now persevering. All members are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take extremely high-interest loans for poor quality inputs during planting time. A no-interest Kiva loan will enable this group of determined women to get back on their feet and back in business.