A loan of $525 helped a member buy working materials like white cotton, inks, caustic soda, powder and pay designers to decorate the cloth.

Value Group's story

In the photo are members of the group called 'Value Group' who have come to SMT for the first time to seek a loan of SLL 2,000,000 (or SLL 500,000 each). They are small-scale businesswomen who want a loan in order to further improve their businesses by adding more goods to their current stock. In this way, their living standard will improve, they can better provide for their children in terms of feeding, clothing them, and paying their school fees.

Mamusu on the left is the leader of this group. Mamusu is approximately forty-five years of age, a widow with three children. Mamusu has been selling 'gara' clothes (locally dyed clothes) for many countless years. She will use this loan to further expand her business by buying lengths of white cotton, inks, caustic soda, powder and paying experts to make designs on the white cotton.

In this group: Mamusu, Seraty, Yama, Serray

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