A loan of $2,400 helped a member to pay for improved seed, organic inputs, and tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Ramatu K's Female Farmers Group's story

Ramatu (first on left), featured borrower of Ramatu K's Female Farmers, is a 45-year-old mother who supports her husband and six children with her farming.

A seasoned farmer, Ramatu lost her business during the Ebola crisis, but she refuses to give up despite losing a lifetime of work. As a result, she has organized a large group of other women who similarly had prospered before the crisis, then lost everything, but now will not give up.

All members are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence and take extremely high-interest loans for poor quality inputs during planting time. A no-interest Kiva loan will therefore enable this group of determined women to get back on their feet and back in business.

In this group: Ramatu, Isatu, Aminata, Sallay, Isata, Memuna, Rugiatu, Marie, Hawa, Hawa

This loan is special because:

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

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