A loan of $725 helped a member to invest in her business.

Test We Group's story

This is Angela S., Mbalu K., Mariatu K., Mohamed K. M. and Abass K. S.. They named their group Test We. They are all local entrepreneurs in Waterloo small town, twenty miles from Freetown. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are requesting from SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo. Each of them is requesting a loan of Le 500,000.00. With this loan, they will be able to increase the sizes and qualities of their businesses and consequently make better profit and improve on their standards of living.

Angela (right) is the leader of this group. She is thirty-seven years of age and was born in a small town called Batt K. in northern Sierra Leone. She is married with four children who are attending school. Angela sells cooked rice, meat, vegetables and cold soft drinks and has been a businesswoman for over sixteen years now. With this loan, she will buy a cool-man, two bags of rice, ten gallons of palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil) and other cooking ingredients.

In this group: Angela, Mbalu, Mariatu, Mohamed K., Abass K.

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