Total loan: $2,925

Yeabu's Female Farmers Group

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Masagble Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Yeabu'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 improve production and profitability.

Yeabu's Female Farmers Group's story

Yeabu T (pictured first on the right), is the featured borrower of Yeabu's Female Farmers. She is a master farmer in Masagble village and has a large family of six. She is passionate about business and farming and likes to help younger women get their start.

Yeabu 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 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 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.