A loan of $525 helped a member buy gallons of palm-oil and bags of rice.

Tas-Try Group's story

These are members of the Tas-Try group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. They have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 each to enable them to strengthen their businesses. In this way, they can better provide for their children in terms of feeding, clothing, and educating them.

The leader of the group is Fatmata K., on the left. Fatmata was born in Masongbo village, about three miles from Makeni city. Fatmata is approximately forty-two years of age. She is married and has two children. Her husband is a driver and her children are attending secondary schools.

Fatmata sells rice and palm-oil, i.e., the country’s most popular cooking oil. She has had over fifteen years of experience in this business. With her share of the loan, Fatmata will buy more bags of rice and more gallons of palm-oil to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Fatmata, Yeabu, Amie, Yabom
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