A loan of $600 helped a member to buy gara lapper making materials like inks, caustic soda, powder, white cotton cloths, dishes and rubber bowls to add to her business.


Kara Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Kara” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 1,200,000 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 Aminata K. who is pictured on the left. Aminata is age 45 and was born in Makeni. She is married with four children. Her husband is a teacher and her children are attending both primary and secondary schools, respectively. For many years now, Aminata has been selling cloths, including gara lappers (locally dyed clothes), dishes and rubber bowls. She will use her share of this loan to expand her business. She will buy gara lapper making materials like inks, caustic soda, powder, white cotton cloths, dishes and rubber bowls to add to her business.

In this group: Aminata, Fatmata
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