A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy cooking materials such as rice, palm oil, meat, onions, and tomatoes in large quantities.


Cookery Women Group's story

These are the members of the Cookery Women Group. They are small-scale businesswomen who are based in the city of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, to make more profit, and, consequently, to improve their standard of living.

Isatu S. I is the leader of this group. Isatu was born in Kambia in northern Sierra Leone. She is 50 years old and married to a farmer. They have three children. One child is attending secondary school, and the other two children are attending primary school. For more than 10 years now, Isatu has sold cooked rice, meat, and vegetables. With her share of this loan, she will buy cooking materials such as rice, palm oil, meat, onions, and tomatoes in large quantities.

(Please note: In the middle of the photo is a former group member who is no longer a group member.)

In this group: Isatu , Isatu , Adama, Kathy
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