A loan of $650 helped a member to buy oil, onions, salt, fish, Maggie, ground-nut/peanuts, pepper, sugar and many more items to sell.


People Yone Group's story

Musu T., who is on the right of the photo, is the leader of this group of local entrepreneurs who named their group People Yone. 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. Twenty-five-year-old Musu sells market-food – oil, onions, salt, fish, Maggie (used to give sauce a sweet taste), ground-nut/peanuts, pepper, sugar and many more items. She has been a businesswoman for 3 years now. Musu, who was born in a village named Maseka, in northern Sierra Leone, is married to a soldier and they have 3 children; one is in primary school, one in secondary school and the other is not of school age. Musu wants this loan in order to expand her business by buying the above-mentioned items in wholesale.

In this group: Musa, Fatmata, Mamie L. , Sallay, Ruth



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