Total loan: $2,850

Ramatu's Female Farmers Group

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Rogbesseh Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Ramatu'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 supplies, and tractor rental that will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Ramatu's Female Farmers Group's story

Ramatu B (1st on left), the featured borrower in Ramatu's Female Farmers group, would like to sincerely thank all Kiva lenders for their first loan. It allowed the group's members to break free from local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest, and as a result all group members have fully restored their businesses, repaid their first loan, and are successfully farming again. The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further. The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone, and imported rice has become scarce. A second Kiva loan will further empower these women and enable them to take advantage of the current market for rice and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed. The profits will be used to ensure that all of the member's children go to school.