Total loan: $2,750

Isatu's Best Female Farmers Group

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Makennie Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Isatu's Best Female Farmers Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental fees, which enhance both sustainability and profitability.

Isatu's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Isatu (first on left), the featured borrower of Isatu's Best Female Farmers group, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. These loans enabled the group to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest, and as a result, all group members have fully recovered their businesses. The group has also expanded its farming operations and created a support fund for members' children's school fees and stationery costs.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically. Rising fuel and imported rice costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are causing food shortages in some areas. The group would like to take advantage of this and increase their production further as rice prices are on the rise. Increasing production will greatly enhance members' livelihoods and also increase food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed. The group is therefore asking for a third loan to expand production, grow their businesses, and increase local food security.