A loan of $400 helped a member buy bags of rice for trading.


Ka-Lomp Group's story

These are small scale businesswomen in the northern city of Makeni. They have come to SMT for the very first time to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each to enable them expand their businesses. With a loan of SLL 500,000, they will be able to add more stocks into their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school, feed and clothe them.

Kadiatu D. (left) is the leader of this group. She was born in Sanda village, in northern Sierra Leone. She is now forty-seven years of age, married to a lecturer and they have two children together – one of her children is attending Junior Secondary School I (JSS I) and the other is in Primary School III. Kadiatu sells rice. She has been selling rice for more than twenty years now. She will invest her share of the loan into her rice business. Depending on the price for a bag of rice (price keeps fluctuating), she will buy five or six bags of rice to add to the two bags of rice she is currently trading with.

In this group: Kadiatu , Isatu , Isatu
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