A loan of $650 helped a member buy the goods she sells wholesale.


Voice Of Women Group's story

These are members of the Voice of Women group. They are small-scale businesswomen in Makeni city who want a loan of SLL 500,000 each to enable them to expand their businesses. This will be their very first loan from SMT/Kiva. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses so that they can attract more customers, make better sales, earn more profit and improve on their living standard.

Adama F. in the middle is the leader of this group. Adama is now age forty-seven. She was born in Makeni and is a widow with six children. Two of her children are already adults, three are in secondary school, and one is in class six.

Adama sells market foods such as Maggi (used to give sauce a good flavor), salt, onions, tomatoes etc. wholesale. With her share of the loan, she will add more goods to her business. She will buy more cartons of Maggi, more bags of salt, onions, and tomatoes.

(Attached on the right is the snapshot of a group member who was not present for the group photo).

In this group: Adama , Lucy V., Larisa I., Fatmata , Esther



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