A loan of $525 helped a member to buy soaps, tooth-pastes, tooth-brushes, foot-brushes, torch lights, cosmetics, etc.


Serious Traders Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Serious Traders” from the small town of Waterloo. This is where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch. These small-scale businesspeople have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 each to further strengthen their businesses.

The leader of this group is Chernor S., who is pictured on the left. Born in the Port Loko district, the approximately thirty-three-year-old is married to a businesswoman and they have three children who attend primary school. For fifteen years, Chernor has been selling soaps, toothpastes, toothbrushes, foot-brushes, torch lights, cosmetics, etc. With this loan, Chernor will buy the above mentioned items in wholesale to add to his business inventory.

In this group: Chernor, Isatu, Mariatu, Mohamed



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