A loan of $975 helped buy wholesale produce.


Lamrana's story

This is Lamrana S., a local entrepreneur in Waterloo small-town, twenty miles from Freetown. She sells local produce like ground-nuts and beans. She has been in this business for ten years now but her business seems to be growing at a very slow pace. However, with the recent opening of an SMT branch, in partner with Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo small-town, Lamrana S. has applied for a loan of Le 3,000,000 to help boost her business. Lamrana is age thirty-five, married with two children, both of whom are in secondary schools. Her husband is a driver. Lamrana was born in Koya, about forty-four miles from Freetown. With this loan, she will travel as far as neighboring Guinea to buy local produce wholesale. This will enable her make a better profit, expand her business, and consequently improve her living standard.



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