A loan helped a member to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and a tractor rental.


"Stand Tall" Female Farmers Group's story

Marie, pictured at far right, is the featured borrower of the Stand Tall Female Farmers Group. She would like to sincerely thank all the group's former Kiva lenders for funding their first and second loans, which 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 and even expanded their businesses. In addition, the group has created a support fund for school fees and school supplies for the members' children.

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing a difficult time economically, with rising fuel and imported rice costs causing food shortages in some areas. The Stand Tall Female Farmers Group would like to take advantage of this by increasing 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 in order to allow them to expand production, grow their businesses, and increase local food security.

Marie will use her potion of the loan funds to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and a tractor rental. These investments will allow this farmer to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

In this group: Marie, Madha, Kadiatu, Yabu, Adamsay, Amie, Ramatu, Adama, Saffie, Kadiatu, Abibatu, Fatmata, Fatmata, Kadiatu, Hawa, Iye, Fatmata, Hawa, Memuna, Fatu


This loan is special because:

It enables farmers to access farm inputs to improve their yield for increased income.



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