A loan of $775 helped a member invest in her business.


Oneness Group's story

Here are members of 'Oneness'group. They are local entrepreneurs based in Waterloo town, about twenty-two miles from Freetown. Business has been developing at a very slow pace for these entrepreneurs due to the lack of sufficient capital. With the opening of an SMT branch office in Waterloo, in partnership with Shine on Sierra Leone, these women have applied for a loan of Le 500,000 each to enable them to expand their businesses.

Abibatu C. (right) is the leader of Oneness group. Abibatu is now age forty-nine. She was born in Bintin, in northern Sierra Leone. Her husband is already retired. They have two children; one is a nurse and the other a businessman. Abibatu sells food. She sells fried rice, chicken etc. She has been a businesswoman for over thirty years now.

In this group: Abibatu , Aminata, Marie, Isatu, Mabinty



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