A loan of $650 helped a member to buy more beans, rice and palm-oil wholesale.

Sagbanneh Group's story

Aminata T. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in Mabanta village twenty-nine years ago. She is married to a diamond dealer and the couple has two children: one is in primary school and the other is a baby.

For five years, Aminata has been selling beans, rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), etc. in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone.

This is the first loan that Aminata and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Aminata will use her SLL 500,000 share of the loan to buy more beans, rice and palm-oil wholesale.

In this group: Aminata, Hawa, Fatmata, Fenneh , Isatu
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