Total loan: $3,375

Fatmata T's Female Farmers Group

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Patebana Masinbo Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Fatmata T'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 buy improved organic seed and to rent a tractor allowing these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Fatmata T's Female Farmers Group's story

Fatmata (1st on left), featured borrower of Fatmata T's 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 stationary costs. 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 and increase local food security.