Total loan: $2,850

Adama's Female Farmer's Group

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Rogbonkoh Mathaka Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Adama's Female Farmer's 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, enabling these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Adama's Female Farmer's Group's story

Adama C (1st on left), featured borrower of Adama's Female Farmer's Group, is a master farmer in Rogbonkoh Mathaka village and has a large family of seven. She is passionate about business and farming, and likes to help other women get their start.

Adama is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. Now, the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone as imported rice becomes more scarce.

Adama has been recovering 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, increasing their local rice production and and enhancing food access in Sierra Leone at a time when it is badly needed.