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Total loan: $3,975

Fatmata's Women's Champions Group

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GbonkaVillage, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Fatmata's Women's Champions 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.


Fatmata's Women's Champions Group's story

Fatmata C (first on left), the featured borrower of Fatmata's Women's Champions group, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first loan. It enabled the group's members to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest. As a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses, have repaid their first loan and are successfully farming again.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further. The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone, as imported rice becomes more scarce. A second Kiva loan will not only further empower these women, but will also enable them to take advantage of the current market for rice and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.

The profits will be used to ensure all member's children go to school, and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.