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Total loan: $2,850

Sanoh's Best Female Farmers Group

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Matoko, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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


Sanoh's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Sanoh (first on left), the featured borrower of Sanoh's Best Female Farmers, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled them 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. The group has also expanded their farming operations and created a support fund for members' children's school fees and stationery costs.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing food shortages in some areas. The 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, grow their businesses, and increase local food security.