A loan helped a member to pay for seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence existance by farming a larger area and producing a higher yield.

Sanoh's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Sanoh (first on left), the featured borrower of Sanoh's Best Female Farmers, would like to thank all the Kiva lenders for their third loan.

It enabled the group to become an economic pillar in their community, and to participate in a new program where each borrower receives farm equipment services on loan in exchange for interest-free repayment in raw rice at the time of harvest.

The group is now making an important contribution to their community's food security, and each individual member is now engaging at least one assistant in their farming (creating new employment).

Imported rice prices are dramatically increasing in Sierra Leone due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had the impact of improving the local market for these farmers.

Sanoh's Best Female Farmers therefore wishes to continue expanding their activities with a new loan to take advantage of better prices and address the need for local food production, which is now more urgent than ever.

In this group: Sanoh, Maire, Ibatu, Adama, Yeabu, Yombo, Marie, Marie, Makaporie, Kadiatu

This loan is special because:

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

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