A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase additional gallons of palm oil.


Port Loko River Group's story

Zainab is a 51 year old married woman a mother of two children ages 15 and 12. (Zainab is shown in the middle of the picture.)

She is determined to provide her family a decent living; Zainab realizes that this would not be an easy task unless she has a good repository of savings.

Thus, Zainab started a food business of her own. This will act as an additional source of income and help her save for her personal needs and family welfare.

Zainab cannot continue her business without funds. Hence she seeks a loan.

She is joined by two other members seeking loans, and together they need a loan a total of SLL 9,000,000 to pay for their materials for their respective businesses.

They have come together because they are all finding it hard to meet their household expenses with their current incomes. They need a loan to expand their current businesses to meet the needs of their families. They are grateful to their lenders.

Portloko River has five members. But now have three.

In this group: Zainab, Fatmata, Adama


This loan is special because:

It helps a borrower in Sierra Leone who have limited access to financial services.



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