A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy cement wholesale to sell in Waterloo.


No Joke Group's story

Pictured here are the members of the “No Joke” group from the small town of Waterloo where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is 44-year-old Fatmata B. who is pictured on the right. Fatmata was born in a town called Tongo, in eastern Sierra Leone. She is married to a businessman and the couple has three children: two in primary school and one in senior secondary school I (JSS I) .

For ten years now, Fatmata has been selling bags of cement. With the help of this loan, she will be able to expand her business. She will travel to Freetown, which is about 26 miles from Waterloo to buy cement wholesale and retail it in Waterloo.

In this group: Fatmata, Christiana, Francis, Alima, M'balu
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