A loan of $1,475 helped a member invest in her business.


A And J Group's story

Here are Jariatu J., M’mah B., Mariatu K., and Isatu S. of the A and J group. These women are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni City, in northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of Le 1,200,000 for each to enable them to expand their businesses.

Jariatu J. (right) is the leader of this group. Jariatu is thirty-two years of age. She was born in Sanda village, northeast of Makeni. She is married to a government health officer and they have four children. Two of their children are in secondary school, one in primary school and the last is still young. This will be the third loan Jariatu and members of her group are accessing from SMT. With previous loans, she has seen a vast improvement in her business. She sells provisions – milk, sugar, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, etc. She also sells rice. Mariatu has been in this business for six years now.

In this group: Jariatu, M' Mah, Mariatu, Isatu
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