A loan of $625 helped a member buy palm oil, vegetable oil and rice wholesale.


We Dee Woman Group's story

These are small-scale businesswomen in Waterloo, a small town in western Sierra Leone where “Shine on Sierra Leone” has partnered with SMT to start a branch. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 800,000 for each to enable them to expand their businesses. With a loan of SLL 800,000, they will be able to add more stock in their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school and feeding and clothing them.

Marie D. is the leader of this group. She was born in Waterloo forty-two years ago. She is married and has four children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending schools – one in college and three in secondary school.

Marie sells market food such as palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), vegetable oil, rice, etc. She has been doing this business for more than eleven years now. With her share of the loan, she will expand her business by buying palm oil, vegetable oil and rice wholesale.

In this group: Marie, Aminata, Serrah



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