A loan of $850 helped a member to buy gara lapper making materials.

Na We Cam Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Na We Cam” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are petty-businesswomen who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, in order to seek a loan of SLL 800,000 for each in the group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses, attract more customers, make more sales and profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Ramatu K. who is pictured on the left. Ramatu was born in a place called Sanda near Makeni. The 45-year-old is married and has eight children, one of whom is attending secondary school.

Ramatu sells gara lappers (locally dyed cloths) and has been doing this business for a very long time. Ramatu is seeking this loan in order to expand her business. She will buy gara lapper making materials like inks, caustic soda, powder and white cotton cloths. In this way, she will be able to produce a large number of cloths to sell.

In this group: Ramatu, Hawa, Isatu, Fanta

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