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

Adamsay's Best Female Farmers Group's story

Seen first on the right, Adamsay is the featured borrower of Adamsay's Best Female Farmers group. She is a master farmer in Rochain village and has a family of four. She is passionate about business and farming, and likes to help younger women get their start. Adamsay is a seasoned farmer whose rice farming business was hard hit during Sierra Leone's 2014-2017 Ebola crisis. She has since recovered her business very slowly due to predatory lending and a lack of access to financing. Adamsay has organized a group including eleven other women who, like her, are currently trapped in a cycle of subsistence but are highly motivated to grow. A Kiva loan will enable this group of determined women to throw off the shackles of predatory lending, expand and prosper. Additionally, the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone as imported rice becomes more scarce. A Kiva loan will empower these women to increase their local rice production and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.

In this group: Adamsay, Fatmata, Rugiatu, Isatu, Ramatu, Abibatu, Marie, Fatu, Isatu, Kadiatu, Mabinty, Mbalu

This loan is special because:

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

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details