A loan of $450 helped a member to purchase more foodstuffs.


Try For Me Group's story

These are the members of the Try for Me group. They are small-scale businesswomen from Magburaka town in northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of 500,000 SLL each for the very first time to enable them to improve the quality and size of their businesses. With a lot of goods on their stalls, they will be able to attract more customers, make more sales and increase their profits. Consequently, they will be able to look after themselves and their children better.


Marie K. (pictured right) is the leader of this group. Marie was born in a village called Yere in northern Sierra Leone. She is 35 years old, married to a businessman, and has three children. Two of Marie’s children are in secondary school and one is in primary school. Marie sells palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), rice and other locally-produced foodstuffs. She has been in this business for many years now. With this loan, she will be able to expand her business, make more sales and generate a better profit.

In this group: Marie, Aminata, Marie



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