A loan of $925 helped a member to buy cooked rice, fish, palm oil, groundnuts, etc.

Believe In God Group's story

These women are small scale businesswomen in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org to seek a loan of SLL 1,200,000 for each to enable them to expand their businesses. With a loan of SLL 1,200,000, they will be able to add more stock, make more sales and more profit.

Salamatu K. (pictured left) is the leader of this group. Salamatu was born in Makeni. She is married to a businessman and they have five children. Two of her children are attending primary school and three are in secondary school.

For many years now, the 36-year-old has been selling cooked rice, fish, palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), groundnut/peanuts, etc. With the help of this loan, Salamatu will be able to expand her business by buying rice, fish, palm oil and groundnut at wholesale.

(Attached to this photo is a snapshot of a borrower, Wara F., who was not able to be present for the group photo).

In this group: Salamatu, Wara, Isatu

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