Total loan: $3,225

Sallay's Female Farmers Group

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Patifu Village, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Sallay'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 fees, which enhance both sustainability and profitability.

Sallay's Female Farmers Group's story

Sallay (first on the right), featured borrower of Sallay's Female Farmers, is a master farmer in Patifu village and has a large family of six.

Sallay 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. As a result, she helped organize a group of other women who, like her, are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence but are 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 currently causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone as imported rice becomes less accessible.

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.