A loan of $400 helped a member buy ten gallons of palm-oil, five gallons of other oil, three bags of rice, etc.

Masiaday Group's story

Here are members of the 'Masiaday' group. Members of the 'Masiaday' group are small-scale businesswomen in the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown. They have come to SMT, a partner of 'Shine on Sierra Leone' in Waterloo to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 each to boost their businesses.

The leader of this group is Yeabu K. in the middle. Yeabu was born in a place call Nabina in Gambia, northern Sierra Leone. She is approximately fifty-three years old, a widow with four children. One of her children is in university; two are in secondary school, and one in primary school.

Yeabu sells cooked rice and 'foofoo' (food made out of ground cassava). She has been a businesswoman for unknown number of years now. With this loan, she will buy ten gallons of palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), five gallons of other oil, three bags of rice, one bag of onions and an unknown number of fish and other cooking ingredients.

In this group: Yeabu, Marie, Musu

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