Total loan: $3,375

Mariatu's Female Farmers Group

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Patebana Masinbo Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Mariatu'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 seeds, organic inputs and tractor rental, which will allow her to escape a subsistence lifestyle by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Mariatu's Female Farmers Group's story

Mariatu K (first on left), the featured borrower of Mariatu's Female Farmers Group, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. As a result all group members have fully recovered their businesses, and the group has also 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.