Total loan: $2,675

Amie's Female Farmers Group

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Rochain Village, , Sierra Leone / Agriculture

Amie'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 buy improved seeds, organic inputs and tractor rental fees to enhance sustainability and profitability.

Amie's Female Farmers Group's story

Amie (first on left), featured borrower of Amie's Female Farmers, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first and second loans. Those loans enabled them 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. The group has also expanded their farming operations and created a support fund for members' children's school fees and stationary costs.

The Group is now asking for a third loan, to expand production, grow their businesses and increase local food security.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs due to the COVID19 pandemic, 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.