Total loan: $3,250

Hawa's Female Farmers Group

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Magbondeh Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Hawa'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 a tractor rental.

Hawa's Female Farmers Group's story

Hawa S., first on the left, the featured borrower of Hawa's Female Farmers Group, would like to thank all the Kiva lenders for their third loan. It enabled the group to become an economic pillar in the community and to participate in a new program where each borrower receives farm equipment services on loan in exchange for interest free repayment in raw rice at the time of harvest. The group is now making an important contribution to the community's food security, and each individual member is now engaging at least one assistant in farming, creating new employment.

Imported rice prices are dramatically increasing in Sierra Leone due to the COVID19 pandemic, which has had the impact of improving the local market for these farmers. The group therefore wishes to continue expanding its activities with a new loan to take advantage of better prices and address the need for local food production, which is now more urgent than ever.