Total loan: $2,950

Adama's Best Female Farmers Group

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Patifu Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental fees, which enhance both sustainability and profitability.

Adama's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Adama (1st on right), featured borrower of Adama's Best Female Farmers, is a master farmer in Patifu village and has a family of seven. She is passionate about business and farming, and likes to help younger women get their start.

Adama 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. Now she has organized a group of women who, like her, are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence, but highly motivated to grow. A Kiva loan will enable this group of determined women to throw off the shackles of predatory lending, 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 this is badly needed.