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ID: 74449
Country: Sierra Leone
Title: Sierra Leone - Rural Finance and Community Improvement Programme (RFCIP) - June 2022
Description: Lionel Balkamara - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) established the Rural Finance and Community Improvement Programme (RFCIP) in 2008 to help ensure that rural communities have access to the financial services they need. The programme now boasts of 76 Rural Financial Institutions (RFIs) located in rural towns and villages across the country.

Lionel is a father to four children and leader of a farmer’s group that currently cultivates 46 acres of rice. Using credit from the Mambolo Financial Services Association (FSA), the group plans to expand cultivation to a total area of 80 acres. With access to credit, Lionel’s group has been able to access better seed and fertilizer and expand to larger and larger cultivated areas, this increasing income. Lionel has been able to buy land and build a house for his family and to pay school fees for his four children.

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