A loan of $650 helped a member to buy gallons of palm oil, packets of margi, bags of onions.


Sorry Heart Group's story

These are members of the Sorry Heart Group. They are small-scale businesspeople in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of SLL 2,500,000 (or SLL 500,000 for each) to enable them to improve their businesses. With a loan, they will be able to add more goods into their stalls, make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living standard will improve so that they can better look after themselves and their children.

The leader of this group is Isatu S. (on the left). She was born in Magburaka about 37 years ago. Her husband works at the Government hospital and her three children are in Junior Secondary School and primary school, respectively. Isatu sells local produce like pepper, onion, margi (used in sauce to give a sweet taste), fish, palm oil (the most popular cooking oil) etc. She has been a businesswoman for 10 years now. She will use this loan to increase the size of her business. Isatu enjoys selling these goods and finds it very difficult to change, as she is already well known for this type of business.

In this group: Isatu , Umaru , Kadaitu, Fatmata, Kadiatu
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