Total loan: $2,650

Rochain's Best Female Farmers Group

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Rochain Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Rochain'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 seeds, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Rochain's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Adamsay (1st on left), featured borrower of Rochain's Best Female Farmers, is a master farmer in Rochain Village and has a large family of ten. She is passionate about business and farming, and likes to help youths get their start in business.

Adamsay is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. Her business has since recovered very slowly due to predatory lending and a lack of access to financing. She has organized a large group of women who, like her, are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take out 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 scarcer. A Kiva loan will empower these women, and it will enable the group to increase their local rice production and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.