A loan of $825 helped a member buy rice, onions, Maggi cubes, etc. wholesale.

Alikakay Group's story

Pictured here are members of the 'Alikakay' group from the town of Magburaka in northern Sierra Leone. These are a group of small-scale-entrepreneurs who have applied for a loan of SLL 800,000 for each member of the group in order to buy more goods to add to their business inventory. In this way, they can attract many more customers, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group is Fatu K.. The 46-year-old was born in Magburaka town; she is married to a shepherd and they have 4 children. Fatu sells market food and also rears and sells cattle. She has been a businesswoman for many years now. With her share of the loan, she will buy market food like rice, onions, Maggi cubes (used to give sauce a sweet taste), etc. to add to her business inventory.

(Also in the picture is loan officer Abdul Karim, on the right.)

In this group: Fatu, Isatu, Isatu, Marie

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