A loan of $650 helped a member buy gallons of palm oil and containers to add to her current ones.


Na We Cam-Ii Group's story

Here are members of the “Na We Cam II” group from the northern city of Makeni. They are small-scale businesswomen who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each to enable them to expand their businesses. Pictured left is Emma B. who is the leader of this group. The fifty-year-old Emma is married with five children – three in primary school and two adults. For many years now, Emma has been selling palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil). She also sells containers (used mainly to store palm oil). With her share of the loan, Emma will buy gallons of palm oil and a number of containers to add to her current ones.

In this group: Emma, Safiatu, Isatu, Fatmata, Hawa
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