Total loan: $2,825

Isatu's Best Female Famers Group

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Rogbonah Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Isatu's Best Female Famers 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.

Isatu's Best Female Famers Group's story

Isatu B (1st on left), featured borrower of Isatu's Best Female Farmers, is an experienced farmer in Rogbonah Village and supports her family of six with rice farming. She is passionate about farming and likes to help younger women get their start. Isatu is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. She has since recovered her business very slowly due to predatory lending and a lack of access to financing. She has organized a large group of other women who, like her, are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take 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 more scarce. A Kiva loan will empower these women to increase their local rice production and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.