Total loan: $4,200

Women's Unity Group

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Matrando-Loko Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Women's Unity 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.

Women's Unity Group's story

Yeabu B (first on left) is the featured borrower of Women's Unity Group. She 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. A second Kiva loan will not only further empower these women, it will enable them to take advantage of the current market for rice and to 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 to help young female farmers to get their start.