A loan of $525 helped a member buy bags of rice, groundnuts and gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock.


Ta-Muyusu Group's story

In the picture above are members of the 'Ta-Muyusu' group from Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. These women are petty traders who have come together to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each member of the group in order to enable them to expand their businesses. Fatmata B. is the leader of this group of four. Fatmata, who was born in Magburaka, is a 45-year-old woman. She is married to a professional worker and they have six children – two are in secondary school, two in primary school and two are already married. Fatmata sells rice, groundnuts (peanuts), palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), etc. She has been a businesswoman for many years now. With her share of this loan, she will buy bags of rice, groundnuts and gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock. (Attached to this photo is a snapshot of a borrower who was not able to be present for the group photo.)

In this group: Fatmata, Fatmata, Isatu, Zainab
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