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Total loan: $650

Make It Up Group

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Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped Buy rice, palm oil, vegetable oil, Maggi cubes, gari (cassava couscous), etc.

Make It Up Group's story

Meet members of the “Make It Up” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions. Haja K. (pictured in the middle of the back row) is the leader of this group. The 28-year-old is married to a school teacher and they have 3 children. Haja has been a businesswoman for 5 years now, she sells rice, palm oil, vegetable oil, Maggi cubes (used to give sauce a sweet taste), gari (quick cooking food made out of cassava roots), etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items wholesale to increase her business inventory.