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Total loan: $2,650

Kadi's Female Farmers Group

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Makennie Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Kadi'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.


Kadi's Female Farmers Group's story

Kadiatu K (1st on left), featured borrower of Kadi's Female Farmers, is a female farmer in Makennie Village and has a family of 3. She is passionate about business and farming, and is on the women's leadership committee for the community.

Kadiatu is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. She has since recovered her business very slowly due to predatory lending and a lack of access to financing. She has organised a large group of other women who, like her, 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 throw off the shackles of predatory lending, expand and prosper. Additionally, the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone as imported rice becomes more scarce. A Kiva loan will empower these women, and it will enable the group to increase their local rice production and and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.