Total loan: $3,975
Youth Stars Female Farmers Group
Madina Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture
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Youth Stars 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 a tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
Youth Stars Female Farmers Group's story
Neneh S (first from right), the featured borrower of the Youth Stars 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 members have expanded their farming operations and all the children of these hard working young women are now in school. Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs due to the COVID19 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 further and increase local food security.