Total loan: $2,850

Mabinty's Best Farmers Group

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Rogbonkoh Mathaka Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Mabinty's Best 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 to allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area for a higher yield.

Mabinty's Best Farmers Group's story

Mabinty F (1st on left) is the featured borrower of Mabinty's Best Farmers. She is a master farmer in Rogbonkoh Mathaka Village and has a family of four. Mabinty is passionate about farming and volunteers to teach young girls in the village about agriculture.

Mabinty is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. She has since recovered her business but very slowly due to predatory lending and a lack of access to financing.

Mabinty has organized a large group of 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 and 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 it is badly needed.