A loan of $750 helped a member buy five packets of lace and six lengths of cotton cloth.


Sapah Group's story

Here are members of the 'Sapah' group in the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown. This group of entrepreneurs are seeking a loan of SLL 2,900,000 to enable them to expand their businesses.



The leader of this group of borrowers is Hawanatu T. on the right. Hawanatu was born in Lunsar, in northern Sierra Leone. She is twenty-four years of age, single, with one child who is in class one.



Hawanatu sells cottons, lace, and school uniforms. She has been doing this business for over four years now. With this loan, Hawanatu will buy five packets of lace and six lengths of cotton cloth. A packet of lace costs something between SLL 80,000 – 100,000 and a length of cotton costs something between SLL 50,000 – 60,000.

In this group: Hawanatu, Abibatu, Adama, Fatmata



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