Total loan: $2,675

Matoko's Best Female Farmers Group

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Matoko, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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

Matoko's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Adamsay K (first on the left) is the featured borrower of Matoko's Best Female Farmers group. She would like to sincerely thank all Kiva lenders for her first loan. It enabled the group's members 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, have repaid their first loan and are successfully farming again.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further, as the COVID 19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone. The Group would like to take advantage of this and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. The profits will be used to ensure all member's children go to school, and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.