Total loan: $2,650

Kadiatu's Female Farmers Group

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Makuna Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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

Kadiatu's Female Farmers Group's story

Kadiatu (first from the left in the photo), featured borrower of Kadiatu's Female Farmers' Group, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled the group to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest, and as a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with the global COVID-19 pandemic causing food shortages in some areas as imported rice becomes more scarce. The Female Farmers Group would like to take advantage of this and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed. The Group is therefore asking for a third loan to expand production through purchase of improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental, and grow their businesses and increase local food security.