A loan of $525 helped a member to buy groundnuts in wholesale to sell.


Groundnut Group's story

Salamatu M. who is on the right of the photo, is the leader of this group of local entrepreneurs who named their group Groundnut, named after the business of the group’s leader. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders for the first time to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each person for the purpose of expanding their businesses. Thirty-two-year-old Salamatu sells ground-nut/peanuts in retail. She has been a businesswoman for 7 years now. Salamatu, who was born in Kamakwe town, in northern Sierra Leone, is married to a soldier and they have 6 children; one is already grown-up and on his own, and the rest are still attending schools. Salamatu wants this loan in order to expand her business by buying ground-nuts in wholesale and then retailing them at the Makeni Teko Barracks.

In this group: Salamatu, M'balu, Abie, Mabinty



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