A loan of $675 helped a member to buy rice, palm-oil and garden eggs.

United Sisters Group's story

These are members of the United Sisters Group. They are small scale businesspeople in the township of Magburaka, in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT for the first time to seek a loan of SLL 2,500,000 (SLL 500,000 each) to boost their businesses. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make better profits and consequently improve their living standards.

Kama B. is the leader of this group. She was born in Magburaka town. She is approximately age twenty-seven and is married with two children, one of whom is in class VI and the other is not of school going age. Her husband is a monthly wage earner.

Kama sells rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), garden eggs (eggplant) and other market food. She has been a businesswoman for ten years now. With this loan, Kama will travel to makeshift business centers (luma centers) to buy bags of rice, gallons of palm-oil and bags of garden eggs.

In this group: Kama, Lamrana, Zainab, Adama, Zainab

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