A loan of $800 helped a member to pay for additional gallons of palm oil to sell.


Nor To Gie Group's story

Fatmata is a forty-seven year-old married woman and mother of five children. She is determined to provide for her personal needs and family welfare. She realizes that this will not be an easy task unless she has a good repository of savings. Thus, she started a food (palm oil) business of her own. This will act as an additional source of income and will help her save for her personal needs and children’s welfare.

Fatmata cannot continue doing business without funds. Hence she seeks a loan. She is joined by three other members in seeking a loan, and together they need a loan a total of SLL 6,000,000 to purchase materials for their respective businesses. Fatmata is shown at the right of the picture. They have come together because they are all finding it hard to meet their household expenses with their current household income. They need loans to expand their current businesses to meet the needs of their families. They are grateful to their lenders.

In this group: Fatmata, Thomas S., Amadu, Hawa


This loan is special because:

It helps a borrower in Sierra Leone who have limited access to financial services.



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