A loan of $650 helped a member to buy rice, palm oil, Maggie, salt, groundnuts/peanuts, etc.


Work Together Group's story

These are members of the “Work Together” group. They are small-scale businesswomen in the northern city of Makeni. This will be their first loan from SMT/Kiva. With the help of this loan, these entrepreneurs will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living standards will improve, they can at least provide three meals a day for their children, pay their schools fees, buy them clothes to wear, and pay their medical bills in case any of them fall sick.

Aminata S. (pictured fourth from left) is the leader of this group. Aminata was born in a small town call Mile Ninety-One. She is 50 years of age, a widow with two children who are now grownups. Aminata has been a businesswoman for many years. She sells rice, palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), Maggie (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, groundnut/peanuts, etc. With the help of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items in wholesale to add to her current stock.

(In the photo is also loan officer Zainab B. handing over the loan to the group).

In this group: Aminata, Aminata, Makallay, Jariatu, George



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