A loan helped a member to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental fees, which enhance both sustainability and profitability.


Women's Power Farmers Group's story

Nafat C (1st on left), the featured borrower of Women's Power Farmers, would like to sincerely thank all the Kiva lenders for their first loan. It enabled the group's members to break free from the local lenders who were charging them nearly 100% interest, and as a result all group members have fully recovered their businesses, have repaid their first loan and are successfully farming again.

The group is now seeking a second loan to expand further. The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing food shortages in some areas of Sierra Leone, as imported rice becomes more scarce. A second Kiva loan will not only further empower these women, it will enable them to take advantage of the current market for rice and enhance food access in Sierra Leone at a time when this is badly needed.

The profits will be used to ensure all members' children go to school, and will also be used by the group to create a support fund for young female farmers.

In this group: Nafat, Hassanatu, Marie, Ballay , Fatmata, Ramatu, Amie, Zainab, Hawa, Zainab, Adama, Kadiatu , Igba, Marie


This loan is special because:

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



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