Total loan: $3,050

Women's Power Farmers Group

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Timbo Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Women's Power 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 this farmer to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Women's Power Farmers Group's story

Aminata K (1st on left) and featured borrower of Women's Power Farmers, is a 33-year-old standout farmer in her village of Timbo. She has three children and supports them and her husband with her farming. Aminata's 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.