A loan of $825 helped a member buy palm oil, vegetable oil, and rice.


Salcost Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Salcost” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 800,000 for each to enable them to further expand their businesses. Consequently, they will make more profit and improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Wara T. who is pictured second from right. Wara is age 28 and was born in Makeni. She is single with one child who is attending primary school. For many years now, Wara has been selling palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), vegetable oil, and rice. Wara will use her share of the loan to increase her inventory.

In this group: Wara, Adamsay, Kadiatu, Hawa
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