A loan of $1,600 helped a member to further invest in her business selling rice, provisions, biscuits, mints, cigarettes, drinks and water in order to improve her family's standard of living.


Fatmata Sankoh Group's story

Pictured here are Fatmata S., Ibrahim B., Memunatu K. and Lamrana S.. They named their group Fatmata S. group, after the group’s leader. These women are local entrepreneurs based in Makeni city, located in northern Sierra Leone. With this loan, these entrepreneurs hope to be able to expand their businesses, make better profits and improve their current standard of living.

Fatmata, the leader of this group, was born in Magburaka, located about 22 miles from Makeni. She is married to a farmer and together have six children. Of her children, several attend primary school and the remaining attend secondary school. Fatmata owns a shop in Makeni where she sells rice, provisions, biscuits, mints, cigarettes, drinks, water, etc. Fatmata has been a businesswoman for seven years now.

In this group: Fatmata, Ibrahim, Memunatu, Lamrana



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