A loan of $600 helped a member buy more rice and palm oil wholesale.


Because Of Group's story

These are small-scale businesswomen in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to seek a loan to enable them to expand their businesses. With this loan they will be able to add more stock to their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school, feeding and clothing them.

Fatu K. is the leader of this group. She was born in Magburaka 55 years ago. Fatu is married and has seven children. Her husband is an electrician and six of her children have grown up and finished school; one is still in secondary school. Fatu sells rice and palm oil. With her share of the loan, she will expand her business by buying more rice and palm oil wholesale.

In this group: Fatu, Isatu, Mariatu, Mamusu, Emma



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