A loan of $800 helped a member to buy palm oil, rice, etc.


Able Group's story

These are members of the “Able” group. They are small-scale businesswomen in the northern city of Makeni. They are seeking a loan of SLL 800,000 for each member from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, these entrepreneurs will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living standards will improve. Mariatu K. (pictured on the left) is the leader of this group. Mariatu was born in one of the several villages that make up Yoni. She is 34 years of age, married and has four children: two are in primary school and two in secondary school. Mariatu sells palm oil, rice, etc. She has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items in large quantity to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mariatu, Kadie, Memuna, Mariatu
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