Total loan: $2,775

Adama's Female Farmers Group

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Makaray Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Adama'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.

Adama's Female Farmers Group's story

Adama, who is the first person on the left, is the featured borrower of Adama's Female Farmers Group. She is a master farmer from the village of Makaray. Her family consists of six members. Farming is a family business since Adama also works with her nieces Kadiatu (who is the third person from the left, holding her child Demba) and Isha (who is the fourth person from the left, holding her child Mabinty).

Adama would like to sincerely thank all of the Kiva lenders for her group’s first loan. It enabled the members to break free of local moneylenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest. As a result of the Kiva loan, all of the members have fully recovered their businesses. They have repaid the first Kiva loan and are successfully farming again.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand their businesses further. The global COVID-19 pandemic caused food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone and imported rice is becoming scarcer. Not only will another Kiva loan empower these women, but it will also enable them to take advantage of the current market for rice and improve food access in Sierra Leone at a time when it is badly needed. Their profits will allow them to send their children to school and also create a support fund to help young female farmers.